Ventricular septal defect - muscular

Case contributed by Dr Simon Meagher


Routine 20 week morphology antenatal scan

Patient Data

Age: 20 weeks gestation
Gender: Female

Antenatal ultrasound

Antenatal ultrasound of the heart with B-mode, colour dopler and STIC examinations has been performed. 

B-mode imaging is unremarkable with normal cardiac morphology. Colour duplex examination however demonstrates a VSD located close to the apex of the heart through the muscular septum. This is much better demonstrated using Spatio-Temporal Image Correlation (STIC). 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates an apical ventricular septal defect through the muscular part of the interventricular septum, near the apex of the heart. It also highlights the importance of examining the heart with colour duplex, and the benefit of spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC).

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Case information

rID: 15940
Published: 26th Nov 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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