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Cerebellar vermian defects: antenatal sonographic appearance and clinical significance.
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PMID:  7933028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A partial or complete defect of the cerebellar vermis may occur sporadically or as a component of the Dandy-Walker syndrome, the Dandy-Walker variant, Down's syndrome, or Joubert-syndrome. We identified a defect of the cerebellar vermis in nine fetuses on routine antenatal sonographic studies. In five of the nine fetuses other abnormalities, including central nervous system and non-central nervous system lesions were identified. Three of these five fetuses died and two infants have remained well on follow-up. Four of nine fetuses (or infants) had no other abnormalities and have remained well on follow-up at 8 weeks to 4 years of age. Although cases of fatal and serious nonfatal outcomes have been reported by other investigators, in this small series the finding of an isolated inferior vermian defect was associated with a good prognosis.
M T Keogan; A B DeAtkine; B S Hertzberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-10     Completed Date:  1994-11-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  607-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / epidemiology,  ultrasonography*
Cerebellum / abnormalities*
Dandy-Walker Syndrome / epidemiology,  ultrasonography*
Fetal Diseases / ultrasonography*
Follow-Up Studies
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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