Usefulness of Fetal Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography for Detecting of Congenital Heart Defects and Associated Syndromes

@article{Zabadneh2011UsefulnessOF,
  title={Usefulness of Fetal Three-Dimensional Ultrasonography for Detecting of Congenital Heart Defects and Associated Syndromes},
  author={Nadia Zabadneh and Claudia Santagati and Elena Reffo and Roberta Biffanti and Alessia Cerutti and Nicola Maschietto and Ornella Milanesi},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={724-736}
}
Congenital heart defects (CHDs) occur in 1% of live-born infants and frequently are associated with extracardiac malformations. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and accuracy of three-dimensional ultrasonography (3DUS) in fetuses with CHD and to investigate whether 3DUS can add information about the heart and general fetal morphology that shows other congenital malformations or suggests syndromes. For 30 fetuses affected by CHD, 3DUS was performed using a Sonos 7500 ultrasound machine… CONTINUE READING