Prenatal diagnosis of Ebstein's anomaly using spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC) and inversion mode

Prenatal diagnosis of Ebstein's anomaly using spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC) and inversion mode

Author Araujo Junior, Edward Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bussamra, Luiz Claudio de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bello Barros, Fernanda Silveira Google Scholar
Werneck Britto, Ingrid Schwach Google Scholar
Aoki, Tsutomo Google Scholar
Pires, Claudio Rodrigues Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nowak, Paulo Martin Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Machado Nardozza, Luciano Marcondes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moron, Antonio Fernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Ultrasound Training Ctr São Paulo CETRUS
Med Sci Coll Santa Casa São Paulo
Abstract Background Ebstein's anomaly is a rare cardiac defect where the septal and posterior leaflets are displaced, towards the right ventricle. the leaflets are dysplastic and stuck to the ventricular wall. Its antenatal diagnosis is usually made through bidimensional echocardiography, which also has prognostic value. Recently, the technological breakthrough of three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US) offered new diagnostic tools for congenital heart defects, less dependent on the ultrasonographer experience, when compared to two-dimensional ultrasound (2D-US). the spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC) technique allows the acquisition of the fetal heart volume and its structures as a 4D cineloop sequence showing the complete cardiac cycle. Inversion mode is a new image analysis tool for the examination of fluid-filled fetal structures that inverts the gray scale.Case report We present a case of Ebstein's anomaly diagnosed at 26 weeks of pregnancy through bidimensional echocardiography. We emphasize its main findings in 3D-US using the STIC and inversion mode techniques.
Keywords prenatal diagnosis
congenital heart disease
three-dimensional ultrasound
Language English
Date 2008-10-01
Published in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Heidelberg: Springer Heidelberg, v. 278, n. 4, p. 387-391, 2008.
ISSN 0932-0067 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 387-391
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000258600700018

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