The Role of 3-Dimensional Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of LPSVC and A Review of the Literature
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wael El Guindia
El Guindi Clinic, 6 October City, Egypt
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Received Date: December 30, 2013; Accepted Date: January 20, 2014; Published Date: January 31, 2014
Citation: Guindia WE, Ellithyb A, Salem S, Badr I, Abdelsalam S, et al. (2014) The Role of 3-Dimensional Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of LPSVC and A Review of the Literature. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 4:202. doi:10.4172/2161-0932.1000202
Copyright: © 2014 Guindia WE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: The purpose of this article is to review the published literature and determine the rolethat3-dimensional Ultrasonography (3DUS) play in the diagnosis of LPSVC.
Methods: The volume data sets were acquired with transverse sweeps through the fetal chest. Volumes were stored in the ultrasound machine’s hard drive and subsequently analyzed offline.
Results: PLSVC was unequivocally diagnosed and the diagnosis confirmed by postnatal US.
Conclusion: 3D ultrasonography especially power Doppler imaging made it possible to unequivocally confirm the diagnosis of the LPSVC and demonstrate LPSVC entering the dilated coronary sinus. The images obtained made it easy to explain this anomaly to the patient. This case of isolated LPSVC in a 30 -week fetus demonstrates the added value of 3D ultrasonography and especially 3D power colour in fetal echocardiography.