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How "fast" reading of prenatal cardiac diagnosis may badly influence the neonatal management - case report from tertiary center in 2015 and literature review

Katarzyna Piątek
  • Corresponding author
  • Student Science Club "Prenatal Cardiology"
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/ Katarzyna Zych-Krekora
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute
/ Joanna Płużańska
  • Department of Prenatal Cardiology, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute
/ Ewa Gulczyńska
  • Neonatology Clinic, Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute
/ 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/10.12847/09158


Complains about prenatal diagnoses usually touch late diagnosis, missed diagnosis or uncomplete diagnosis. Prenatal diagnose provides usually important information for parents, obstetrician and neonatologist. Successful perinatal care is based on a good cooperation of the perinatal team. This time we present a peculiar situation when improper reading of prenatal diagnosis had caused a lot of troubles for the patient, parents and hospital staff.

Keywords: prenatal diagnoses; misinterpretation; l-TGA; d-TGA


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About the article

Received: 0015-09-21

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/10.12847/09158. Export Citation

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