Calcification of the fetal heart - Four case reports and a literature review

Julia Hajdu, Tamas Marton, Csaba Papp, Ervin Hruby, Zoltan Papp

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Calcification of the heart and vessels in fetuses is a rare condition. It may be dystrophic or metastatic. An extremely rare form of vascular calcification has been termed 'idiopathic arterial calcification of infancy', which is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. We report four cases of myocardial calcifications of different origin diagnosed in utero. The correct diagnosis is very important in regard to genetic counselling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1186-1190
Number of pages5
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1998


  • Myocardial calcification
  • Non-immune hydrops fetalis
  • Virus infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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