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Three-dimensional colour Doppler of ductus venous agenesis in the first trimester

Divya Singh, Ladbans Kaur

Abstract


Ductus venosus (DV) has a pivotal role in the fetal circulation. It serves as a conduit connecting the fetal umbilical and portal venous system with the inferior vena cava (IVC). The absence of DV is an uncommon anomaly. In case of agenesis of DV, the umbilical vein joins the fetal systemic venous circulation via the intra-hepatic or extra-hepatic route. We report a case of absent DV with associated anomaly diagnosed in the first trimester using three-dimensional (3D) colour Doppler.


Authors' affiliations

Divya Singh, Prime Diagnostic Centre and Heart Institute, Chandigarh

Ladbans Kaur, Prime Diagnostic Centre and Heart Institute, Chandigarh

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Keywords

ductus venosus agenesis; first trimester; three-dimensional clour Doppler

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South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2016;22(2):65. DOI:10.7196/SAJOG.2016.v22i2.1085

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-05-01
Date published: 2016-12-12

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