Fetal magnetic resonance imaging of an intracranial venous thrombosis: Case report

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  • I. W
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Objective: To describe the magnetic resonance imaging findings of an antenatal intracranial venous thrombosis. Methods: Prenatal ultrasound (US) at 22 weeks' gestational age (GA) in a 27-year-old patient (G2 P1) revealed a nonspecific avascular echogenic mass above the cerebellum evaluated with MRI at 23 weeks' GA. Results: With MRI an enlarged occipital pericerebral space with a layered ovoid mass at the torcular herophili was demonstrated and MRI characteristics suggested a subacute cloth. In follow-up, an important enlargement of the mass was noticed on US examinations. After multidisciplinary consult and parental consent, a prostaglandin induction was performed at 25 weeks' GA. The baby died immediately after birth. Pathology confirmed the diagnosis of a venous thrombosis at the torcular herophili with extension into the superior sagittal sinus. Conclusion: In our case, MRI findings were helpful in diagnosing an intracranial fetal venous thrombosis. Copyright © 2006 S. Karger AG.

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  • *nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
  • *occlusive cerebrovascular disease/di [Diagnosis]
  • adult
  • article
  • case report
  • echoencephalography
  • female
  • fetus
  • fetus death
  • follow up
  • gestational age
  • human
  • occipital cortex
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • priority journal
  • prostaglandin
  • sagittal sinus thrombosis
  • time series analysis
  • ultrasound
  • vein thrombosis

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