Uhl anomaly

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Uhl anomaly
Classification and external resources
ICD-9-CM 746.8 (CDC/BPA 746.882)
OMIM 107970
DiseasesDB 33469

Uhl's anomaly was first described in 1952 by Dr. Henry Uhl (1921–2009) upon examining one of his patients. [1] It is a very rare congenital heart disease (less than 100 cases 1900–1993) with a partial or total loss of the myocardial muscle in the right ventricle.

Fetal echocardiographic findings[edit]

Three findings are enlarged right ventricular cavity without apical trabeculation with a thin hypokinetic ventricular wall.[2]


  1. ^ Uhl, HS (1952). "A previously undescribed congenital malformation of the heart: almost total absence of the myocardium of the right ventricle". Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. 91 (3): 197–209. PMID 12978573. 
  2. ^ Cardaropoli, D; Russo, MG; Paladini, D; Pisacane, C; Caputo, S; Giliberti, P; Calabrò, R (2006). "Prenatal echocardiography in a case of Uhl's anomaly". Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 27 (6): 713–4. doi:10.1002/uog.2798. PMID 16710881. 

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