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Fetal Cardiac Tumor: HDlive Flow Silhouette with Spatiotemporal Image Correlation and HDlive Features

Toshiyuki Hata, Tomomi Kawahara, Takahito Miyake, Kei Hayata

Keywords : Fetal cardiac tumor, HDlive, HDlive flow, HDlive flow silhouette, Tortuous ductus arteriosus, Spatiotemporal image correlation

Citation Information : Hata T, Kawahara T, Miyake T, Hayata K. Fetal Cardiac Tumor: HDlive Flow Silhouette with Spatiotemporal Image Correlation and HDlive Features. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2023; 17 (2):117-120.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1969

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-07-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


We present HDlive flow silhouette with spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) and HDlive features of multiple fetal cardiac tumors at 28 weeks and 2 days of gestation. Fetal echocardiography showed multiple cardiac tumors in four chambers. Tortuous ductus arteriosus was also noted. HDlive flow revealed the spatial relationship between the tortuous ductus arteriosus and aorta. HDlive flow silhouette with STIC and HDlive clearly revealed intraventricular tumors and spatial blood flow dynamics of cardiac chambers and great vessels. HDlive depicted intraventricular tumor movements in real-time. There was no manifestation of cardiac failure. Fetal cardiac rhabdomyoma was strongly suspected. Cardiac tumors resolved 2 months later after delivery with the use of everolimus.

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