Early Prenatal Diagnosis of Blakes’ Pouch Cyst by 2D/3D Ultrasound with Cristal and Realistic Vue Application

Gabriele Tonni, Gianpaolo Grisolia, Paolo Zampriolo, Edward Araujo Júnior, Rodrigo Ruano

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Abstract

Introduction: Blake's pouch cyst (BPC) represents an abnormal development of the posterior membranous area of the fetal brain. Material and Methods: Two- and three-dimensional ultrasound with Cristal and Realistic Vue were used to characterized the early prenatal diagnosis. Results: At 9 weeks and 5 days a ballooning in the posterior fossa and resulting in an enlarged intracranial translucency (IT) was detected by 3D ultrasound using Cristal Vue in “inversion” mode and Cristal plus Realistic Vue. In addition, an increased nuchal translucency (7 mm) due to septated cystic hygroma (SCHy) was an associated finding. Hydrops fetalis ensued and a chorionic villus sampling at 12 weeks revealed a 45,X monosomy with persisting BPC. Follow up scan were planned fortnightly. A spontaneous miscarriage occurred at 16 weeks. Conclusion: Three-dimensional ultrasound with Cristal and Realistic Vue aided the prenatal diagnosis of BPC in the first trimester.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalFetal and Pediatric Pathology
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2018

Keywords

  • 2D/3D ultrasound
  • Blake's pouch cyst
  • cristal Vue
  • first trimester
  • prenatal diagnosis
  • realistic Vue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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