OBJECTIVE: Congenital optic nerve head coloboma represents an important cause of childhood visual impairment and blindness; it can be isolated or, more often, it can be associated with several syndromes. Ultrasound has limitations in depicting the posterior aspect of the fetal eye globe, so prenatal information about ocular coloboma are very scarce. The purpose of this paper was to report prenatal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of optic nerve head coloboma. METHODS: MR imaging at 1.5 Tesla was based on multiplanar single-shot fast spin-echo T2-weighted 3-4 mm thick contiguous sections. RESULTS: Three fetal cases with optic nerve head coloboma and one with microphthalmos and colobomatous cyst are reported. Coloboma appeared as a focal bulging of ocular globe profile at the insertion of optic nerve. CONCLUSION: Prenatal MR imaging allowed an accurate diagnosis to be obtained. Copyright (c) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Titolo:||Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging of optic nerve head coloboma|
BULFAMANTE, GAETANO PIETRO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/08 - Anatomia Patologica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-ott-2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|