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


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.


Cerebellum Congenital cytomegalovirus infection Cysts Magnetic resonance imaging Newborn 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of NeuroradiologyHospital de BragaBragaPortugal

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