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Crosse aortique droite isolée : caractéristiques du diagnostic anténatal, issues de grossesses et revue de la littérature

Abstract : Objective : to investigate prenatal diagnosis characteristics and pregnancy outcomes associated with isolated right aortic arch (RAA). Methods : a retrospective study including fetuses with isolated RAA, managed between January 2010 and February 2018. Cases were identified from the ultrasound databases of the expert pediatric cardiologists, who made the aforementioned diagnosis. All fetuses were examined by a fetal medicine imaging expert to exclude any extracardiac abnormality. A systematic review was performed to assess the prenatal diagnosis and outcomes of fetuses with isolated RAA. Results : 56 fetuses were diagnosed with an isolated RAA. An isolated double aortic arch (DAA) was diagnosed in one fetus. Mean gestational age at diagnosis was 24 weeks. The sex ratio (boy/girl) was 0.89. No significant abnormality was detected in invasive tests (karyotype or microarray). Only one fetus was misdiagnosed with isolated RAA. He was the only symptomatic (stridor) newborn baby and was later diagnosed with DAA. Four studies were included in our systematic review representing 115 cases of isolated RAA. One significant chromosomal abnormality was detected : a 22q11 deletion in a newborn baby who had a postnatal finding of a soft palate cleft. There was one major obstetric complication : an intrauterine fetal demise at 41 gestational weeks. Conclusion : diagnosis of isolated RAA can be challenging. Invasive tests are to be discussed. The diagnosis of isolated RAA should not change obstetric monitoring. Nevertheless, an echocardiography should be performed systematically in these new newborn babies within their first month of life.
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Iris Bitumba. Crosse aortique droite isolée : caractéristiques du diagnostic anténatal, issues de grossesses et revue de la littérature. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-03129140⟩



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