Uhl anomaly

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Uhl anomaly
Other names: Parchment right ventricle[1]
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Uhl anomaly is inherited via autosomal dominant manner

The Uhl anomaly is a partial or total loss of the myocardial muscle in the right ventricle. A congenital heart disease, it is very rare: fewer than 100 cases in 1900–1993.[citation needed]

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

It was first described in 1952 by Dr. Henry Uhl (1921–2009) upon examining one of his patients.[3]

Magnetic resonance imaging consistent with Uhl's anomaly


  1. "Uhl anomaly | Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) – an NCATS Program". rarediseases.info.nih.gov. Retrieved 28 May 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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. S2CID 28861035.
  3. 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.

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