Antenatal echocardiographic diagnosis of an aortopulmonary window combined with pulmonary stenosis in neonate. A case report

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In this report a case of aortopulmonary window (APW) diagnosed at 26 hbd is presented. APW supported the pulmonary circulation in neonate afflicted with pulmonary stenosis. To our knowledge, this is the first report in the literature referring to observing their coincidence in fetal life.

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