A case of successful six consecutive deliveries in a 41-year-old woman with Uhl's anomaly

Guler N., Demirbag R., Eryonucu B., Gul A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.87, pp.283-285, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Uhl's anomaly, or parchment right ventricle is a myocardial disorder of unknown cause that mainly involves the right ventricle. Uhl's anomaly may represent a cause of right heart dilatation, failure, and premature sudden death due to ventricular arrhythmias. Although most of the cases of Uhl's anomaly end fatally in infancy or childhood, a limited number of cases have been reported in advanced ages. Also, in pregnant women, this situation increases the risk to both mother and baby and requires special management. This is the first report of six successful consecutive gestations and vaginal deliveries without special managements in a patient with Uhl's anomaly. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.