Prenatal Diagnosis of Giant Left Ventricular Diverticulum: Case Report


DEMİR F. , ÖZBARLAS N. , GÖÇEN U. , BÜYÜKKURT S.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, cilt.32, sa.2, ss.395-397, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/echo.12781
  • Dergi Adı: ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.395-397

Özet

The distinction between a ventricular aneurysm and diverticulum is difficult. The differences between these two are based on anatomical, histological, and functional criteria. We present a case of prenatal diagnosis of a giant left ventricular outpouching at 28weeks gestation. During the postnatal period, the neonate underwent surgical correction for the outpouching. Histopathological examination reported the resected segment was a cardiac diverticulum. Our case indicates that differentiating between the two diagnoses during the intrauterine period is not always straightforward and possible. Histopathological examinations are sometimes necessary to make a precise differentiation. Treatment should be individualized depending on the clinical presentation.