Ascending aortic aneurysm in a fetus due to a benign nodular myofibroblastic lesion

Prema Ramaswamy, Shoshana Haberman, Charles Kleinman, Irene D. Lytrivi, Harshwardhan Thaker

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Abstract

A fetal echocardiogram at 20 weeks of gestation revealed a large ascending aortic aneurysm in the presence of a normal aortic root and normal intracardiac anatomy. No other abnormalities were noted in the fetus. Upon termination of pregnancy, histopathological examination revealed an isolated benign nodular myofibroblastic lesion of likely hamartomatous origin, a first description of such pathology contributing to the formation of an aneurysm in the ascending aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular Pathology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Ascending aorta
  • Fetus
  • Hamartoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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