Prenatal Diagnosis and Management of a Fetus with Double Aortic Arch: A Case Report and Literature Review

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avatar Alireza Golbabaei 1 , avatar Mahsa Naemi 2 , avatar Maasoumeh Saleh 3 , *

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Perinatology and fetal Cardiology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Assistant Professor of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Perinatology Fellowship, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

how to cite: Golbabaei A, Naemi M, Saleh M. Prenatal Diagnosis and Management of a Fetus with Double Aortic Arch: A Case Report and Literature Review. Int J Cardio Pract. 2021;6(1):e131477. doi: 10.5812/ijcp-131477.

Abstract

Double aortic arch is a congenital vascular abnormality in which the connected segments and their branches course between and compress the trachea and esophagus, often resulting in invariable airway compression and gastrointestinal presentations. A 2-month girl with a history of double aortic arch diagnosis in fetal echocardiography was admitted to our hospital with recurrent pneumonia. The double aortic arch was confirmed by computed tomography angiogram. After surgery, the patient was followed for one year of age and had no problem. Our study showed early diagnosis and treatment of a double aortic arch might prevent chronic, irreversible complications.

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