|Title: ||Ultrafast MRI in the prenatal diagnosis of Bourneville's tuberous sclerosis|
|Authors: ||Khanna, P. C.|
Pungavkar, S. A.
Patkar, D. P.
|Keywords: ||antenatal diagnosis; fetus; tuberous sclerosis; ultrafast MRI;
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2005|
|Publisher: ||Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India|
|Citation: ||Neurology India (ISSN: 0028-3886) Vol 53 Num 3|
|Abstract: ||The purpose of this report is to highlight the utility of prenatal MRI
as an adjunctive imaging modality in the diagnosis and prognosis of
Tuberous Sclerosis (TS) (Bourneville′s disease). We report a case
of TS detected in utero at 30 weeks gestation. A routine
ultrasonography at 26 weeks in a 28-year-old primigravida was followed
by an ultrafast MRI examination at 30 weeks gestation. Ultrasound
raised the possibility of TS based on the detection of multiple cardiac
rhabdomyomas. Fetal MRI, subsequently performed, showed the presence of
cortical tubers and subependymal nodules establishing the diagnosis.
Fetal MRI in the appropriate clinical setting can be potentially
invaluable and can have important prognostic implications.|
|Other Identifiers: ||http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ni05123|
|Rights: ||Copyright 2005 Neurology India.|
|Appears in Collections:||Bioline International Legacy Collection|