Prenatal diagnosis of periventricular hemorrhage by fetal brain magnetic resonance imaging

Raffaello Canapicchi, Giovanni Cioni, Francesca A L Strigini, Arturo Abbruzzese, Laura Bartalena, Giovanni Lencioni

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Abstract

Following the incidental diagnosis of triventricular hydrocephalus in a fetus 34 weeks after the mother's last menstrual period, during an uneventful pregnancy, 1.5-T brain magnetic resonance (MR) was carried out. A subependymal hemorrhage, which had not been revealed by transabdominal ultrasound, was found; this finding was confirmed by neonatal brain ultrasound and MR. Fetal MR allowed identification of the hemorrhage as the cause of the hydrocephalus and also established its time of occurrence. Unexplained hydrocephalus should be included among the indications for fetal MR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-692
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Fetus
  • Hemorrhage
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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