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Postnatal in-vivo MRI findings in anencephaly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21445817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on the MRI findings of an anencephalic infant who survived 10 weeks postnatally. MRI showed absence of the cranial vault, all supratentorial structures, and the cerebellum. A brainstem primordium without pontine prominence was present. The brainstem was surrounded by the area cerebrovasculosa. The absence of a pontine prominence in an anencephalic infant without cerebellar tissue supports the hypothesis that absent pontine prominence is found in children with a prenatal loss of cerebellar tissue.
A Poretti; A Meoded; E Ceritoglu; E Boltshauser; T A G M Huisman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropediatrics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1439-1899     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropediatrics     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-29     Completed Date:  2011-08-08     Revised Date:  2011-08-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101187     Medline TA:  Neuropediatrics     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Division of Pediatric Radiology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anencephaly / pathology*
Brain / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Skull / pathology*
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Neuropediatrics. 2010 Dec;41(6):e2

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