Abnormal ductus venosus waveforms

Abnormal ductus venosus waveforms can arise in a number of conditions ranging from aneuploidy to vascular malformations and fetal tumours. 


Abnormal waveforms in fetal ductus venosus flow assessment can occur in a number of situations:

Radiographic features

Abnormal waveforms include

Treatment and prognosis

Growth restricted fetuses with abnormal ductus venosus flow have worse perinatal outcome compared to those where flow abnormality is confined to the umbilical or middle cerebral artery 8.

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rID: 13765
System: Obstetrics
Section: Approach
Tags: snippet, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Abnormal waveforms in the ductus venosus
  • Abnormal ductus venosus flow
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    Figure 1: normal ductus venosus triphasic waveform
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    Reduction of flow...
    Figure 2: reduction of flow in A Wave
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    Figure 3: absent flow in A wave
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