Diagnóstico pré-natal de lissencefalia tipo 2 por meio da ultrassonografia e ressonância magnética fetal: relato de caso e revisão da literatura

Translated title of the contribution: Prenatal Diagnosis of Lissencephaly Type 2 using Three-dimensional Ultrasound and Fetal MRI: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Gabriele Tonni, Pierpaolo Pattacini, Maria Paola Bonasoni, Edward Araujo Júnior

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Lissencephaly is a genetic heterogeneous autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the classical triad: brain malformations, eye anomalies, and congenital muscular dystrophy. Prenatal diagnosis is feasible by demonstrating abnormal development of sulci and gyri. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may enhance detection of developmental cortical disorders as well as ocular anomalies. We describe a case of early diagnosis of lissencephaly type 2 detected at the time of routine second trimester scan by three-dimensional ultrasound and fetal MRI. Gross pathology confirmed the accuracy of the prenatal diagnosis while histology showed the typical feature of cobblestone cortex. As the disease is associated with poor perinatal prognosis, early and accurate prenatal diagnosis is important for genetic counseling and antenatal care.

Original languagePortuguese
JournalRevista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Feb 23 2016



  • cobblestone cortex
  • genetic counseling
  • lissencephaly
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • pathology
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • three-dimensional ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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