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Antenatal echocardiographic diagnosis of an aortopulmonary window combined with pulmonary stenosis in neonate. A case report

Katarzyna Więckowska
  • Corresponding author
  • Medical University of Lodz, Medical Faculty
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/ Jerzy Węgrzynowski
  • Szczecin Zdroje Hospital
/ Katarzyna Zych - Krekora
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute
/ Joanna Kwiatkowska
  • Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Medical University, Gdańsk
/ Maciej Słodki
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute
  • The State School of Higher Professional Education in Plock
/ Maria Respondek-Liberska
  • Department of Diagnoses and Prevention Fetal Malformations Medical University of Lodz
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute
Published Online: 2015-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.12847/09157


In this report a case of aortopulmonary window (APW) diagnosed at 26 hbd is presented. APW supported the pulmonary circulation in neonate afflicted with pulmonary stenosis. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature referring to observing their coincidence in fetal life.

Keywords: aortopulmonary window; pulmonary stenosis; prenatal diagnosis


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About the article

Received: 2015-09-22

Accepted: 2015-09-27

Published Online: 2015-12-30

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: Prenatal Cardiology, ISSN (Online) 2353-8201, DOI: https://doi.org/10.12847/09157. Export Citation

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