Antenatal imaging of craniosynostosis mainly relies on the demonstration with 2D ultrasound of the abnormal contour of the calvarium and of the loss of hypoechogenicity of the synostotic sutures and on indirect signs of premature closure of the skull sutures; however, isolated craniosynostosis is detected only sporadically at prenatal ultrasound. In this article, we present the first case to our knowledge in which the "brain shadowing sign," a recently described indirect sign of craniosynostosis, noted at 24 weeks in a structurally normal fetus, was the first clue for the diagnosis of isolated bilateral coronal craniosynostosis, which became evident at late gestation.

The Brain Shadowing Sign: A Clue Finding for Early Suspicion of Craniosynostosis? / Dall'Asta, Andrea; Paramasivam, Gowrishankar; Lees, Christoph; Ghi, Tullio; Frusca, Tiziana. - In: FETAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY. - ISSN 1015-3837. - 45:5(2019), pp. 357-360. [10.1159/000490493]

The Brain Shadowing Sign: A Clue Finding for Early Suspicion of Craniosynostosis?

Dall'Asta, Andrea
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
Ghi, Tullio
Writing – Review & Editing
;
Frusca, Tiziana
Writing – Review & Editing
2019

Abstract

Antenatal imaging of craniosynostosis mainly relies on the demonstration with 2D ultrasound of the abnormal contour of the calvarium and of the loss of hypoechogenicity of the synostotic sutures and on indirect signs of premature closure of the skull sutures; however, isolated craniosynostosis is detected only sporadically at prenatal ultrasound. In this article, we present the first case to our knowledge in which the "brain shadowing sign," a recently described indirect sign of craniosynostosis, noted at 24 weeks in a structurally normal fetus, was the first clue for the diagnosis of isolated bilateral coronal craniosynostosis, which became evident at late gestation.
The Brain Shadowing Sign: A Clue Finding for Early Suspicion of Craniosynostosis? / Dall'Asta, Andrea; Paramasivam, Gowrishankar; Lees, Christoph; Ghi, Tullio; Frusca, Tiziana. - In: FETAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY. - ISSN 1015-3837. - 45:5(2019), pp. 357-360. [10.1159/000490493]
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