Prenatal diagnosis by 3D ultrasound and MRI of an unusual malformation of cortical development with brain-in-brain appearance

Luca Valsecchi, Paolo Cavoretto, Lara Di Piazza, Maddalena Smid, Silvia Pontesilli, Roberta Scotti, Daniele Spagnolo, Cristina Baldoli

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Abstract

A 31-year-old pregnant woman was referred for isolated mild ventriculomegaly and failure to visualize the left lateral ventricle's anterior horn on second trimester sonography (US). Three-dimensional US suspected a frontal lesion deviating the midline. MRI revealed a mass compressing the ventricle. Follow-up MRI described a "brain-in-brain" malformation: infolded microgyric cortex and white matter in frontal lobe extending to frontal horn and midline, irrorated by hypertophic Heubner artery. Conservative approach was chosen. Neurodevelopment at 1 year is normal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-359
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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Malformations of Cortical Development
Horns
Prenatal Diagnosis
Lateral Ventricles
Brain
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Frontal Lobe
Heart Ventricles
Pregnant Women
Ultrasonography
Arteries
White Matter

Keywords

  • "Brain-in-brain" malformation
  • 3D ultrasound
  • Fetal cerebral tumor
  • MRI
  • Obstetrics
  • Ventriculomegaly

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Valsecchi, L., Cavoretto, P., Di Piazza, L., Smid, M., Pontesilli, S., Scotti, R., ... Baldoli, C. (2009). Prenatal diagnosis by 3D ultrasound and MRI of an unusual malformation of cortical development with brain-in-brain appearance. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 37(6), 354-359. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcu.20579

Prenatal diagnosis by 3D ultrasound and MRI of an unusual malformation of cortical development with brain-in-brain appearance. / Valsecchi, Luca; Cavoretto, Paolo; Di Piazza, Lara; Smid, Maddalena; Pontesilli, Silvia; Scotti, Roberta; Spagnolo, Daniele; Baldoli, Cristina.

In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, Vol. 37, No. 6, 07.2009, p. 354-359.

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Valsecchi, L, Cavoretto, P, Di Piazza, L, Smid, M, Pontesilli, S, Scotti, R, Spagnolo, D & Baldoli, C 2009, 'Prenatal diagnosis by 3D ultrasound and MRI of an unusual malformation of cortical development with brain-in-brain appearance', Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 354-359. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcu.20579
Valsecchi, Luca ; Cavoretto, Paolo ; Di Piazza, Lara ; Smid, Maddalena ; Pontesilli, Silvia ; Scotti, Roberta ; Spagnolo, Daniele ; Baldoli, Cristina. / Prenatal diagnosis by 3D ultrasound and MRI of an unusual malformation of cortical development with brain-in-brain appearance. In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 2009 ; Vol. 37, No. 6. pp. 354-359.
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