Isolated congenital absent aortic valve cusps in a fetus: A case report

Authors

  • S Sivanandam
  • S M Mackey-Bojack

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCH.2015.v02.i02.012

Keywords:

Aortic cusps, Aortic regurgitation, Congenital heart disease, Fetal echocardiography, Prenatal diagnosis

Abstract

Congenital absence of aortic valve cusps is an extremely rare congenital heart malformation. The absence of aortic valve cusps leads to severe aortic regurgitation with resultant rapid and progressive heart failure and growth retardation in the fetus. Congenital absence of the aortic leaflets in association with other cardiac defects has been reported in the literature, but the isolated anomaly is not reported yet. We present a case of a fetus with isolated congenital severe aortic regurgitation from absent aortic cusps and pathological specimen of this rare entity.

Published

2015-06-25

How to Cite

Sivanandam, S., & Mackey-Bojack, S. M. (2015). Isolated congenital absent aortic valve cusps in a fetus: A case report. Indian Journal of Child Health, 2(2), 86-87. https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCH.2015.v02.i02.012

Issue

Section

Case Reports