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Fetal upper mediastinum — normal and abnormal findings in obstetric ultrasound screening

Anna Wojtowicz, Hubert Huras
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2020.0092
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Pubmed: 33184831
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Ginekol Pol 2020;91(10):620-628.

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Vol 91, No 10 (2020)
REVIEW PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2020-10-30

Abstract

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.

Abstract

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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Keywords

upper mediastinum; three-vessel view; three-vessel and tracheal view; heart defects

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Title

Fetal upper mediastinum — normal and abnormal findings in obstetric ultrasound screening

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 91, No 10 (2020)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

620-628

Published online

2020-10-30

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2020.0092

Pubmed

33184831

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2020;91(10):620-628.

Keywords

upper mediastinum
three-vessel view
three-vessel and tracheal view
heart defects

Authors

Anna Wojtowicz
Hubert Huras

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