Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol 7, No 11 (2013)

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Bilateral Subependymal Heterotopia, Ventriculomegaly and Cerebellar Asymmetry: Fetal MRI findings of a rare association of brain anomalies

Bilateral Subependymal Heterotopia, Ventriculomegaly and Cerebellar Asymmetry: Fetal MRI findings of a rare association of brain anomalies

Lucia Manganaro, Matteo Saldari, Silvia Bernardo, Camilla Aliberti, Evelina Silvestri

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Abstract


Subependymal heterotopia (SEH) is a neuronal migration disorder characterized by nodules of gray matter along the lateral ventricular walls and often associated with other brain malformations. We present two cases of SEH associated with ventriculomegaly and cerebellar abnormalities diagnosed by fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 20 and 23 weeks' gestation respectively. Fetal MRI findings of this association of abnormalities have never been reported in literature. This report emphasizes the role of fetal MRI in recognition of subependymal heterotopia and other associated brain anomalies at early age of gestation along with its importance for a more targeted counseling and management strategies.

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