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The fetal hippocampus. A possible pitfall and a useful anatomical landmark in evaluation of the biparietal diameter.
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PMID:  6828729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A well-demarcated hypoechoic region was seen just lateral to the collicular plate during measurement of the fetal biparietal diameter (BPD) in 101 (70%) of 144 ultrasound examinations and confirmed on postmortem sonographic water-bath studies of fetal brains. This structure was found to represent the hippocampus, with its lateral border formed by the trigone of the lateral ventricle. It should not be confused with an abnormal entity such as a ventricular cyst. Recognition of this hypoechoic region in conjunction with previously described structures is a useful method of obtaining consistent BPD measurements.
J P McGahan; H E Phillips; W G Ellis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  147     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-21     Completed Date:  1983-04-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetus / anatomy & histology*,  radiography
Hippocampus / anatomy & histology*,  radiography

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