Vol 91, No 10 (2020)
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Fetal upper mediastinum — normal and abnormal findings in obstetric ultrasound screening

Anna Wojtowicz1, Hubert Huras1
Pubmed: 33184831
Ginekol Pol 2020;91(10):620-628.


Fetal cardiac assessment is an integral part of the obstetric ultrasound. The inclusion of the outflow tracts and the three-vessel
and tracheal view into the ultrasound screening enhances the detection rate for cardiovascular anomalies. Both, international
and Polish guidelines recommend routine evaluation of the upper mediastinum. The aim of the study was to present
the principles for assessing the structures of the upper mediastinum in normal conditions and to draw attention to the
pathologies which may be visible in this plane.

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