Prenatal echocardiographic diagnosis of situs inversus totalis and transposition of the great arteries - A case report


Oztunc F., Besikci R., Turkoglu H., Saltik I.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.43, ss.345-347, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.345-347

Özet

A case of situs inversus totalis and transposition of the great arteries (TGA) was diagnosed prenatally at 25 weeks' gestation. Postnatal echocardiographic examination confirmed the antenatal findings. This case underscores the importance of recognizing situs abnormalities during obstetric and fetal echocardiographic examination, as they are often associated with cardiac anomalies. Accurate prenatal diagnosis of structural heart defects is extremely important in family counselling and in planning obstetric and postnatal treatment.