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Citation Information : Nakai Y. Three-dimensional Fetal Echocardiographic Assessment of Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava with Absent Right Superior Vena Cava. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2020; 14 (4):346-348.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 03-04-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).
We present our experience of diagnosing the fetal persistent left superior vena cava with the absent right superior vena cava using HDlive Flow with spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC). A 28-year-old pregnant Japanese woman, gravida 2, para 1, was referred to us for routine ultrasound screening at 28 weeks and 4 days of gestation. Two-dimensional sonography and radiant flow showed a dilated coronary sinus with the four-chamber view, and revealed a blood vessel on the left side of the pulmonary artery and absence of the superior vena cava with the three-vessel view. However, there was no other cardiac anomaly. Five cardiac views by an HDlive Flow with STIC clearly showed the absence of the right superior vena cava and a persistent left superior vena cava connected to a dilated coronary sinus. HDlive Flow with STIC provides additional diagnostic clues to evaluate abnormal systemic venous return in the fetus.