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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 49, Issue 5, pp 687–689 | Cite as

Magnetic resonance imaging of cerebellar cysts in a neonate with congenital cytomegalovirus infection

  • Miguel Quintas-NevesEmail author
  • João Paulo Soares-Fernandes
Case Report

Abstract

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is one of the most common congenital viral infections in the world. Brain magnetic resonance imaging plays a key role in evaluating brain involvement and establishing prognosis; several characteristic features have been described. We present a description of cerebellar cysts in a neonate with polymerase chain reaction-confirmed cytomegalovirus congenital infection, and discuss the differential diagnosis and potential pathophysiological mechanisms.

Keywords

Cerebellum Congenital cytomegalovirus infection Cysts Magnetic resonance imaging Newborn 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

None

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of NeuroradiologyHospital de BragaBragaPortugal

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