J Ultrasound Med 2011; 30:1156–1166


Laterally Displaced Superior Vena Cava on the Fetal 3-Vessel View From a Right Diaphragmatic Hernia



Carlos F Luna, MD, Ruben J Acherman, MD,Robert C Rollins, MD, William J Castillo, MD,

Dean P Berthody, MD, William N Evans, MD



ChildrenŐs Heart Center Nevada, 3006 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 690, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, USA. Email: wnevans50@aol.com.



A dedicated fetal echocardiogram includes the 3-vessel view. We present a case of a fetus with a complex cardiac malformation in which the 3-vessel view showed an unexplained separation between the superior vena cava and the ascending aorta. Postnatal imaging helped explain the cause of the abnormal finding.


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