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Case of the month: January 1999--Fetus with echogenic mass in third ventricle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10416995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 29-week gestational age newborn male infant was found to have an echogenic mass in the 3rd ventricle by prenatal ultrasound 2 weeks prior to delivery. At delivery he was poorly responsive and had hydrocephalus and ascites. A CT scan after birth showed cerebral infarction, amorphous tissue in the left hemisphere and numerous calcifications. Despite supportive treatment he died 4 days after birth. Postmortem examination of the brain revealed marked distortion of the architecture and a supratentorial undifferentiated neoplasm consistent with a PNET. The tumor showed extensive areas of hemorrhage and necrosis and involvement of lateral and third ventricles, brain parenchyma, and meninges.
Authors:
C P Molina; H Hawkins; G Campbell; T Rowe; M Grafe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1015-6305     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Pathol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-27     Completed Date:  1999-09-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216781     Medline TA:  Brain Pathol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  605-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Pathology, Galveston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology*
Cerebral Ventriculography
Fatal Outcome
Fetus / pathology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Male
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive / pathology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Prenatal Diagnosis
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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