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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327352/ultrasound-findings-provide-clues-to-investigate-founder-mutations-expressed-as-runs-of-homozygosity-in-chromosomal-microarray-studies
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Hagit Daum, Israela Lerer, Ayala Frumkin, Daniel Rosenak, Nili Yanai, Shay Porat, Simcha Yagel, Vardiella Meiner
OBJECTIVES: Chromosomal microarray (CMA) analysis is effectively applied prenatally to detect copy number changes. SNP probes included in the microarray platform can detect regions of excessive homozygosity (ROH) and identical-by-descent genomic stretches. The utility of the latter as part of prenatal diagnosis is not well established. Recessive founder mutations are well recognized within distinct ethnic groups. Combining these data with prenatal sonography provides accurate focused molecular diagnoses quickly...
January 11, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287023/single-shot-version-of-flair-sequence-in-the-detection-of-intraventricular-anomalies-preliminary-experience-in-fetal-mr-imaging
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Giorgia Falanga, Marco Moscatelli, Giana Izzo, Cecilia Parazzini, Chiara Doneda, Andrea Righini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate single-shot (ss) FLAIR sequence in the detection of intraventricular anomalies in a series of fetuses showing mild-moderate ventriculomegaly at ultrasound. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fetuses with mild-moderate isolated ventriculomegaly, which underwent MR imaging between 2003 and 2014 were considered eligible. Fetuses were examined by standard MR protocol and ss-FLAIR sequence, tailored for snapshot imaging. Two paediatric neuroradiologists evaluated MR images...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251798/lateral-ventricular-volume-measurement-by-3d-mr-hydrography-in-fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-normal-lateral-ventricles
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Si-Xiu Zhao, Yun-Hua Xiao, Fu-Rong Lv, Zhi-Wei Zhang, Bo Sheng, Hong-Li Ma
BACKGROUND: In fetuses with prenatal ventriculomegaly (VM), ventricular volume on MRI has been shown to correlate with poor postnatal outcomes and in utero death. 3D magnetic resonance hydrography (MRH) has been widely used for MR cholangiopancreatography. PURPOSE: To investigate the reliability of 3D MRH for lateral ventricular volume measurement in fetuses with VM and normal lateral ventricles, using manual multisection planimetry (MSP) as a reference standard...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196812/early-elective-delivery-for-fetal-ventriculomegaly-are-neurosurgical-and-medical-complications-mitigated-by-this-practice
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Clinton D Morgan, Travis R Ladner, George L Yang, Marjorie N Moore, Russell D Parks, William F Walsh, John C Wellons, Chevis N Shannon
PURPOSE: Antenatally diagnosed ventriculomegaly (VM) requires the balance of risks of neurological injury with premature delivery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes related to early elective delivery due to fetal VM at our institution. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 120 babies (2008-2012) with antenatally diagnosed fetal VM. Inclusion criteria for ("early") cohort were (1) elective delivery occurred for expedited neurosurgical intervention between 32 and 36 weeks EGA and (2) fetal VM noted on official antenatal ultrasound...
December 1, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181810/imaging-findings-in-congenital-zika-virus-infection-syndrome-an-update
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Andrea Silveira de Souza, Patrícia Soares de Oliveira-Szjenfeld, Adriana Suely de Oliveira Melo, Luis Alberto Moreira de Souza, Alba Gean Medeiros Batista, Fernanda Tovar-Moll
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a neurotropic and neurotoxic RNA Flavivirus prompt to cause severe fetal brain dysmorphisms during pregnancy, a period of rapid and critical central nervous system development. A wide range of clinico-radiological findings of congenital ZIKV infections were reported in the literature, such as microcephaly, overlapping sutures, cortical migrational and corpus callosum abnormalities, intracranial calcifications, ventriculomegaly, brain stem and cerebellar malformations, spinal cord involvement, and joint contractures...
November 27, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167994/congenital-zika-virus-infection-a-neuropathological-review
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L Chimelli, E Avvad-Portari
BACKGROUND: A relationship between Zika virus (ZikV) infection in pregnancy and the occurrence of microcephaly was established during the Zika outbreak in Brazil (2015-2016). Neuropathological findings in congenital Zika syndrome helped to understand its pathogenetic mechanisms. RESULTS: The most relevant postmortem findings in the central nervous system (CNS) of fetuses and neonates infected with ZikV early in gestation are microcephaly with ex-vacuo ventriculomegaly and large head circumference associated with obstructive hydrocephalus due to severe midbrain and aqueduct distortion...
November 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166461/presumed-zika-virus-related-congenital-brain-malformations-the-spectrum-of-ct-and-mri-findings-in-fetuses-and-newborns
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José Daniel Vieira de Castro, Licia Pacheco Pereira, Daniel Aguiar Dias, Lindenberg Barbosa Aguiar, Joanira Costa Nogueira Maia, Jesus Irajacy Fernandes da Costa, Eveline Campos Monteiro de Castro, Francisco Edson de Lucena Feitosa, Francisco Herlânio Costa Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: The new epidemic of Zika virus infection raises grave concerns, especially with the increasingly-recognized link between emerging cases of microcephaly and this infectious disease. Besides small cranial dimensions, there are striking morphologic anomalies in the fetal brain. Key anomalies include cortical developmental malformations and a peculiar distribution of pathologic calcifications. These potentially indicate a new pattern of congenital central nervous system infection...
October 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079486/exposure-to-fine-and-ultrafine-particulate-matter-during-gestation-alters-postnatal-oligodendrocyte-maturation-proliferation-capacity-and-myelination
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Carolyn Klocke, Joshua L Allen, Marissa Sobolewski, Jason L Blum, Judith T Zelikoff, Deborah A Cory-Slechta
Accumulating studies indicate that the brain is a direct target of air pollution exposure during the fetal period. We have previously demonstrated that exposure to concentrated ambient particles (CAPs) during gestation produces ventriculomegaly, periventricular hypermyelination, and enlargement of the corpus callosum (CC) during postnatal development in mice. This study aimed to further characterize the cellular basis of the observed hypermyelination and determine if this outcome, among other effects, persisted as the brain matured...
October 24, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042787/perinatal-and-follow-up-outcome-study-of-fetal-anomalies-with-multidisciplinary-consultation
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Genxia Li, Na Yang, Mingkun Xie, Yajuan Xu, Ning Han, Qi Chen, Hezhou Li, Yueli Wu, Chunhua Cheng, Yuhong Wang, Man Zhou, Bo Xia, Shuhua Guo, Shihong Cui
SYNOPSIS: The establishment of a multidisciplinary consultation system is necessary for the diagnosis of complicated fetal anomalies. PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the incidences of different types of fetal anomalies and the influence of multidisciplinary consultation on fetal prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Multidisciplinary specialists include obstetricians, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, and experts of ultrasound department and genetic counseling...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019762/central-nervous-system-effects-of-intrauterine-zika-virus-infection-a-pictorial-review
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Bianca Guedes Ribeiro, Heron Werner, Flávia P P L Lopes, L Celso Hygino da Cruz, Tatiana M Fazecas, Pedro A N Daltro, Renata A Nogueira
Relatively few agents have been associated with congenital infections involving the brain. One such agent is the Zika virus, which has caused several outbreaks worldwide and has spread in the Americas since 2015. The Zika virus is an arbovirus transmitted by infected female mosquito vectors, such as the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This virus has been commonly associated with congenital infections of the central nervous system and has greatly increased the rates of microcephaly. Ultrasonography (US) remains the method of choice for fetal evaluation of congenital Zika virus infection...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966468/fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-herpes-encephalitis-following-primary-maternal-herpes-simplex-infection
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Jenna K Sloan, Chase R Cawyer, Nathan S Drever
Uteroplacental transmission of a primary herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in pregnancy has been reported; however, HSV ventriculomegaly of the neonate has not been well documented in utero. We present a case of a 19-year-old woman who developed a primary HSV outbreak at 17 weeks of gestation and was treated with acyclovir. A congenital malformation scan at 18 weeks of gestation demonstrated no fetal abnormalities; however, an ultrasound at 33 weeks showed a new finding of ventriculomegaly. Additionally, hydrocephalus was confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965104/imaging-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-fetal-and-postnatal-torcular-dural-sinus-malformations-part-ii-synthesis-of-the-literature-and-patient-management
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Edward Yang, Armide Storey, Heather E Olson, Janet Soul, Judy A Estroff, Cameron C Trenor, Benjamin K Cooper, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach
BACKGROUND: Torcular dural sinus malformations (tDSMs) are described as slow flow dural arteriovenous fistulae with frequently poor outcomes in the neuroangiographic literature, but other etiologies have been proposed in the obstetric literature, where outcomes have been more favorable. OBJECTIVE: To review tDSMs reported in the literature of multiple specialties for features that support a common etiology, and to identify key prognostic factors, with an emphasis on tDSM trajectory highlighted in part I...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950252/prognostic-features-and-long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly
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Alice Winkler, Sandra Tölle, Giancarlo Natalucci, Barbara Plecko, Josef Wisser
OBJECTIVE: In order to provide aid for prenatal counseling in fetal isolated ventriculomegaly (IVM) on ultrasound, we recorded the latest long-term clinical and imaging outcomes of children with a mean age of 7.2 years (range 2.1-14.6). METHODS: In 72 fetuses with IVM, diagnosed between 1999 and 2011, the measurement quality of atrial diameter was reviewed in the axial plane. We assessed the association of characteristics of IVM with outcome parameters in the cohort and in subgroups...
September 27, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889762/correlation-between-fetal-mild-ventriculomegaly-and-biometric-parameters
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Michal Fishel-Bartal, Daniel Shai, Avi Shina, Reuven Achiron, Eldad Katorza
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between fetal lateral ventricle width and biometric measurements. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study on 335 fetuses, 101 fetuses with isolated mild ventriculomegaly and a control group of 234 fetuses with a normal US examination. All fetuses underwent a detailed brain ultrasound scan and a full biometric evaluation. To further compare biometric parameters, we matched, according to gestational week and gender, 91 fetuses from the study group to 91 fetuses from the control group...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807863/prenatal-diagnosis-of-complex-phenotype-in-a-13-week-old-fetus-with-an-interstitial-multigene-deletion-20q13-13-q13-2-by-chromosomal-microarray
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Feodora Stipoljev, Danka Miric-Tesanic, Tomislav Hafner, Maja Barbalic, Monika Logara, Ruzica Lasan-Trcic, Ana Vicic, Romana Gjergja-Juraski
We report the first trimester three-dimensional ultrasonographic findings in a 13-week-old fetus with complex phenotype and a de novo 4.7 Mb multigene deletion encompassing chromosome region 20q13.13-q13.2 detected by chromosomal microarray. Fetal sonography detected radial-ray anomalies in the form of bilateral absence of thumbs and the left club hand deformity. The presence of single atrioventricular canal instead of the atrial septal defect typical for Holt-Oram syndrome pointed us to rather suspect the SALL4 related diseases...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780216/neuroimaging-findings-of-congenital-toxoplasmosis-cytomegalovirus-and-zika-virus-infections-a-comparison-of-three-cases
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Heron Werner, Pedro Daltro, Tatiana Fazecas, Mohammad Zare Mehrjardi, Edward Araujo Júnior
OBJECTIVE: Toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Zika virus (ZIKV) are among the common infectious agents that may infect the fetuses vertically. Clinical presentations of these congenital infections overlap significantly, and it is usually impossible to determine the causative agent clinically. The objective was the comparison of neuroimaging findings in three fetuses who underwent intrauterine infection by toxoplasmosis, CMV, and ZIKV. METHODS: Three confirmed cases of congenital toxoplasmosis, CMV, and ZIKV infections were included in the study over 7 months prospectively...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777863/-application-of-chromosome-microarray-analysis-for-the-delineation-of-pathogenesis-for-fetal-ventriculomegaly
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Zhouzhou Li, Fang Fu, Tingying Lei, Ru Li, Xiangyi Jing, Xin Yang, Jin Han, Min Pan, Li Zhen, Can Liao
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of genome-wide high-resolution chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) for the delineation of pathogenesis for fetal ventriculomegaly diagnosed by ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Three hundred and forty-one cases of fetal ventriculomegaly were collected. The samples were grouped based on the extent of lateral ventricular dilatation, presence of additional features, site of occurrence, and the maternal age. All samples were subjected to karyotyping analysis...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700500/formation-of-the-calcarine-sulcus-a-potential-marker-to-predict-the-progression-in-utero-of-isolated-mild-fetal-ventriculomegaly
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Hehong Li, Guangjian Liu, Fangqin Lin, Huiying Liang
Our previous study confirmed the negative association between the development of calcarine sulcus and the width of lateral ventricles. The purpose of current study was to evaluate the reliability of calcarine sulcus depth in the 2nd trimester to predict the prenatal enlargement of lateral ventricle in fetuses with isolated mild fetal ventriculomegaly (IMVM).This study used a retrospective cohort study design. A total of 97 pregnant women with IMVM diagnosed between 20 and 26 weeks' gestation returned for a 2nd examination at 30 to 32 weeks...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626857/fetal-intracranial-hemorrhage-role-of-fetal-mri
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Laura Sanapo, Matthew T Whitehead, Dorothy I Bulas, Homa K Ahmadzia, Lindsay Pesacreta, Taeun Chang, Adre du Plessis
OBJECTIVE: To date, prenatal diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is mainly based on ultrasound (US) findings rather than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We aimed to investigate the role of MRI in the diagnosis of fetal ICH among pregnancies referred to fetal MRI and to characterize the topography of fetal ICH using MRI. METHODS: We retrospectively identified fetal ICH cases diagnosed by MRI from 2008 to 2015 and reviewed their prenatal and postnatal medical records...
June 19, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622418/severe-apparently-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Mathilde Letouzey, Alexandra Chadie, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, François Proust, Eric Verspyck, Pascal Boileau, Stéphane Marret
OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to assess the neurodevelopmental outcome of children with a prenatal diagnosis of apparently isolated severe ventriculomegaly (SVM). METHOD: This is a retrospective cohort study from 1994 to 2011. We included fetuses with unilateral or bilateral ventriculomegaly equal to or greater than 15 mm at prenatal ultrasound and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging, whose parents chose continuation of pregnancy past 22 weeks, and with no associated findings at diagnosis (i...
August 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
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