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Sonographic features of sinus pericranii in 4 pediatric patients.
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PMID:  21357565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Sinus pericranii is a rare venous anomaly, which shows abnormal communication between the intracranial and extracranial venous systems. Sonograms of sinus pericranii in 4 children were retrospectively reviewed to evaluate the following imaging findings: the overall sonographic appearance, change in size and shape, Doppler flow pattern, and associated anomalies. All 4 patients had irregularly shaped anechoic lesions with lobulating and bulging contours. They all showed intracranial and extracranial venous communication through a calvarial defect. Two patients had changes in the sizes and shapes of the lesions, and 2 patients had bidirectional turbulent flow on Doppler images. Two patients had isolated sinus pericranii, and the other 2 were associated with Crouzon syndrome. By identifying a venous scalp mass with intracranial and extracranial venous communication and changes in its size, shape, and venous flow pattern, radiologists will be able to make a definitive diagnosis of sinus pericranii by using gray scale and Doppler sonography.
Yoo Jin Kim; In-One Kim; Jung-Eun Cheon; Yun-Jung Lim; Woo Sun Kim; Kyung Mo Yeon
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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:  30     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine and Institute of Radiation Medicine, 101 Daehangno, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea.
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