Although no precise figures are available, many congenital brain lesions arise from intrauterine disruption, frequently due to obstetric complications. The most common entities include intracranial hemorrhage, ischemic lesions, thrombosis of venous vessels and infections. Accurate prenatal diagnosis is possible in many of these cases. However, the findings may be subtle, particularly in the early stage of the disruptive process. Identification of these conditions requires therefore specific expertise, the combination of fetal neurosonography and magnetic resonance, and frequently there is a need for serial examinations. Targeted diagnostic imaging should be offered to obstetric patients with conditions predisposing to prenatal cerebral insults.

Prenatal diagnosis of cerebral lesions acquired in utero and with a late appearance / Carletti, Angela; Colleoni, Giulia Gandolfi; Perolo, Antonella; Simonazzi, Giuliana; Ghi, Tullio; Rizzo, Nicola; Pilu, Gianluigi. - In: PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS. - ISSN 0197-3851. - 29:4(2009), pp. 389-95-395. [10.1002/pd.2244]

Prenatal diagnosis of cerebral lesions acquired in utero and with a late appearance

GHI, Tullio;
2009

Abstract

Although no precise figures are available, many congenital brain lesions arise from intrauterine disruption, frequently due to obstetric complications. The most common entities include intracranial hemorrhage, ischemic lesions, thrombosis of venous vessels and infections. Accurate prenatal diagnosis is possible in many of these cases. However, the findings may be subtle, particularly in the early stage of the disruptive process. Identification of these conditions requires therefore specific expertise, the combination of fetal neurosonography and magnetic resonance, and frequently there is a need for serial examinations. Targeted diagnostic imaging should be offered to obstetric patients with conditions predisposing to prenatal cerebral insults.
Prenatal diagnosis of cerebral lesions acquired in utero and with a late appearance / Carletti, Angela; Colleoni, Giulia Gandolfi; Perolo, Antonella; Simonazzi, Giuliana; Ghi, Tullio; Rizzo, Nicola; Pilu, Gianluigi. - In: PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS. - ISSN 0197-3851. - 29:4(2009), pp. 389-95-395. [10.1002/pd.2244]
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