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2006-08-07-12 Endocardial fibroelastosis © Gourand www.thefetus.net/


Endocardial fibroelastosis

Luc Gourand, MD

Service de Medecine foetale IPP, Paris, France

This is a 35 year-old primigravida with unremarkable medical history referred at 22 weeks due to a cardiac anomaly. The karyotype was normal. There were no other malformations.

These were the ultrasound findings:

  • left ventricle with thickened hyperechoic and severely hypokinetic walls
  • mitral valve stenosis
  • aortic valve stenosis

The diagnosis of endocardial fibroelastosis was proposed and confirmed by pathology demonstrating the thickened walls and the porcelain-like endocardium.


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