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Fetal MR Imaging of Constriction Band Syndrome Involving the Skull and Brain

Lee, Seung Hyun MD*; Lee, Mi-Jung MD*; Kim, Myung-Joon MD*; Son, Ga Hyun MD; Namgung, Ran MD

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November/December 2011 - Volume 35 - Issue 6 - p 685–687
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31823489ae
Case Report

We present here the case of a fetus with constriction band syndrome involving the skull and brain. Whereas prenatal ultrasound did not show direct signs of this condition, fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed it clearly. This may be the first case of constriction band syndrome to be diagnosed using fetal MRI. As a supplementary tool, fetal MRI may lead to an accurate diagnosis when prenatal ultrasound presents equivocal findings with respect to central nervous system development.

From the *Department of Radiology and Research, Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Children’s Hospital, †Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Severance Hospital, and ‡Department of Pediatrics, Severance Children’s Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Received for publication August 16, 2011; accepted August 25, 2011.

Reprints: Myung-Joon Kim, MD, Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiological Science, Severance Children’s Hospital, Yonsei University, College of Medicine, 250 Seongsanno (134 Sinchon-dong), Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea 120-752 (e-mail: mjkim@yuhs.ac).

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.