Prenatal Diagnosis and Successful Outcome in Neonate of Aorto-Left Ventricle Tunnel

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  • Pei-Ni Jone M.D.,

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    1. Department of Pediatrics, The Heart Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
    • Address for correspondence and reprint requests: Pei-Ni Jone, Children's Hospital Colorado, 13123 East 16th Avenue, B100, Aurora, CO 80045. Fax: 720-777-2944; E-mail: pei-ni.jone@childrenscolorado.org

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  • Max B. Mitchell M.D.,

    1. Department of Pediatrics, The Heart Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
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  • David N. Campbell M.D.,

    1. Department of Pediatrics, The Heart Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
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  • Eduardo M. da Cruz M.D.

    1. Department of Pediatrics, The Heart Institute, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
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Abstract

Aorto-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) is an abnormal congenital communication between the ascending aorta and the left ventricle. Prenatal diagnosis is rare and can be misinterpreted as aortic insufficiency on fetal echocardiogram. We present a case of ALVT diagnosed in a fetus who underwent successful early neonatal surgical repair.

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