Postnatal in-vivo MRI findings in anencephaly

A Poretti, A Meoded, E Ceritoglu, E Boltshauser, T A G M Huisman
Neuropediatrics 2010, 41 (6): 264-6
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.

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