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Thick fetal corpus callosum: an ominous sign?
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PMID:  19449354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: Anomalies of the corpus callosum are frequently diagnosed during pregnancy, but a thick corpus callosum is a rare finding and its significance is not clear. We aimed to assess the significance of thick fetal corpus callosum by reviewing our experience of such cases. METHODS: The records of all fetuses with anomalies of the corpus callosum referred to the prenatal diagnosis units of two university hospitals from 2000 to 2007 were reviewed. Nine fetuses with a thick corpus callosum were identified. RESULTS: In all cases there were associated abnormalities: macrocephaly, ventriculomegaly, vermian agenesis, abnormal sulcation or encephalocele. Four pregnancies were terminated and in each of these cases the autopsy confirmed dysmorphic features and additional brain abnormalities. Five infants were delivered; two died shortly after birth, one suffers from mental retardation, one had neonatal convulsions and one is developing normally. CONCLUSIONS: A thick fetal corpus callosum is usually associated with other brain anomalies and is part of a neurogenetic syndrome in most cases.
T Lerman-Sagie; L Ben-Sira; R Achiron; L Schreiber; G Hermann; D Lev; D Kidron; G Malinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1469-0705     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2009 ISUOG.
Fetal Neurology Clinic, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel.
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