Prenatal diagnosis and postnatal outcome of persistent right ductus arteriosus: a report of three cases


Ekiz A., GÜL A. , Uludogan M., Bornaun H.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS, vol.42, no.4, pp.571-574, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10396-015-0644-2
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ULTRASONICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.571-574
  • Keywords: Prenatal diagnosis, Right ductus arteriosus, Right aortic arch, Perinatal outcome, RIGHT DESCENDING AORTA, ARCH

Abstract

The ductus arteriosus is a fetal vascular connection between the main pulmonary artery and aorta that diverts blood away from the pulmonary bed. Left and right ductus arteriosi emerge from embryological aortic arches. In normal embryologic cardiac development, both right aortic and ductal arches regress and the left ones persist. Persistent right ductus arteriosus (rDA) is one of the congenital anomalies of the ductal arch. In this paper, we report three cases of persistent right ductus arteriosus with right aortic arch.