Fetal ventriculomegaly secondary to germinal matrix hemorrhage--case report
Wentrikulomegalia w nastepstwie przebytego krwawienia do istoty zarodkowej mózgu płodu--opis przypadku

Jacek Zamłyński, Anita Olejek, Ewa Oleś, Izabela Herman-Sucharska, Helena Sławska, Piotr Bodzek, Marta Paliga-Zytniewska, Alicja Gajewska
2009 Ginekologia Polska  
A germinal matrix is an area of the fetal brain where neuroblasts proliferate till the 20th week of gestation after which their migration takes place. Germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH) is a frequent cause of fetal ventriculomegaly or hydrocephalus, yet the pathophysiological conditions of GMH remain unclear. A case of fetal ventriculomegaly resulting from GMH has been reported in the article. A prenatal ultrasonographic examination (US) carried out in the 30th week of gestation revealed enlarged
more » ... ventricles. Utero magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed in the 34th week of gestation demonstrated asymetric ventriculomegaly and the changes suggesting the occurance of GMH and ependymal intraventricular hemorrhage. Fetal ventriculomegaly and hydrocephalus are commonly detected by ultrasonographic examination, but it is often difficult to determine the causes of the diseases by US. In these cases MRI allows to establish the final diagnosis.
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