S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Radiation Applied Life Science (대학원 협동과정 방사선응용생명과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_방사선응용생명과학전공)
Three-vessel view of the fetal heart: in utero development of the great vessels
- Moon, Min Hoan; Cho, Jeong Yeon; Park, Eun Jung; Min, Jee Yeon; Kim, Jeong-Ah; Jung, Sung Il; Song, Mi Jin
- Issue Date
- Prenat Diagn 27: 158-163
- Adult; Aorta/*embryology/ultrasonography; Echocardiography; Female; Fetal Development/*physiology; Gestational Age; Heart/*embryology; Humans; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Trimester, Second; Pregnancy Trimester, Third; Prospective Studies; Pulmonary Artery/*embryology/ultrasonography; Reference Values; Ultrasonography, Prenatal/methods; Vena Cava, Superior/*embryology/ultrasonography
- OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study is to provide reference values for the great vessels obtained from images of the three-vessel view of the fetal heart, with an emphasis on the size discrepancy of the great vessels. METHODS: From February 2003 to May 2003, the main pulmonary artery (MPA), ascending aorta (AA), and SVC were measured in well-dated, nonanomalous fetuses scanned at 14-38 weeks of gestation. RESULTS: The size of each great vessel had a significant positive relationship with advance in gestation (P < 0.001); MPA (mm) = -2.76 + 0.34 x GA, ascending aorta (AA) (mm) = -1.73 + 0.26 x GA - 1.18E - 05 x GA(3), and SVC (mm) = 0.33 + 0.01 x GA(2) - 4.12E - 05 x GA(3). The AA/MPA ratio was significantly decreased with advance in gestation, while the SVC/AA ratio was significantly increased; AA/MPA ratio = -1.24 - 0.03 x GA + 3.88E - 04 x GA(2); P < 0.001, SVC/AA ratio = 0.63 - 5.43E - 03 x GA + 1.96E - 04 x GA(2); P < 0.001. CONCLUSION: On the three-vessel view of the fetal heart, the interpretation of the size discrepancy of the great vessels needs to be adjusted according to fetal growth.
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