Idiopathic Constriction of the Fetal Ductus Arteriosus

@article{Enzensberger2012IdiopathicCO,
  title={Idiopathic Constriction of the Fetal Ductus Arteriosus},
  author={C. Enzensberger and J. Wienhard and J. Weichert and A. Kawecki and J. Degenhardt and M. Vogel and R. Axt-Fliedner},
  journal={Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={31}
}
  • C. Enzensberger, J. Wienhard, +4 authors R. Axt-Fliedner
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Premature constriction or closure of the ductus arteriosus can occur during fetal life. It is a rare phenomenon and has been described secondary to medication or structural lesions or as idiopathic constriction. Premature closure of the ductus arteriosus can lead to progressive right heart dysfunction with tricuspid regurgitation, congestive heart failure, fetal hydrops, and intrauterine death. This series describes diagnosis of fetal ductus arteriosus constriction of unknown etiology in 3… CONTINUE READING
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