A Case of Truncus Arteriosus, Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Evaluation

  • Melih Atahan GÜVEN
  • Bülent CELASUN

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2005;2(3):239-241

Congenital heart defects are the commonest major anomalies in the live-newborn (6-8/1000). Truncus arteriosus is observed in %1.6 of the live-newborns with congenital heart defects. In this report we present a case detected at 23 gestation weeks. The parents, a consangineous couple, referred to our clinic for evaluation of abnormal four chamber view of the fetal heart. A detailed fetal echocardiography revealed truncus arteriosus.

Keywords: congenital heart anomaly, truncus arteriosus