Situs Inversus With Complete Transposition in the Fetus
Diagnostic Antenatal Sequential Segmental Analysis
The pictures presented here were obtained from a fetus at 20 weeks of gestation. Detailed fetal echocardiography was undertaken because situs inversus had been diagnosed at an earlier obstetric ultrasound examination. Termination of pregnancy was carried out after antenatal diagnosis of complete transposition of the great arteries in the setting of situs inversus. Postmortem examination confirmed the antenatal findings.
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