The dynamic fetal brain

Dena Towner, John P McGahan, Laila Rhee-Morris, Eugenio O Gerscovich

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Abstract

Purpose. To evaluate fetuses with normal intracranial anatomy in the second trimester that became abnormal in the third trimester. Methods. We sonographically examined 6 fetuses with a normal second-trimester head sonogram that presented later in pregnancy with an abnormal head sonogram. Results. Four categories of intracranial pathology were depicted: obstructive hydrocephalus, intraventricular intracranial hemorrhage, non-intraventricular intracranial hemorrhage, and porencephaly. Conclusions. Despite a normal midtrimester intracranial examination, evaluation of the fetal intracranial contents should be undertaken in subsequent sonographic examinations, because significant pathology can develop spontaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-244
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

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Intracranial Hemorrhages
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Third Pregnancy Trimester
Hydrocephalus
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Keywords

  • Aqueductal stenosis
  • Fetus
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Porencephaly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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The dynamic fetal brain. / Towner, Dena; McGahan, John P; Rhee-Morris, Laila; Gerscovich, Eugenio O.

In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, Vol. 35, No. 5, 06.2007, p. 238-244.

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Towner, Dena ; McGahan, John P ; Rhee-Morris, Laila ; Gerscovich, Eugenio O. / The dynamic fetal brain. In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 2007 ; Vol. 35, No. 5. pp. 238-244.
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