Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 834–843 | Cite as

Cerebral malformations without antenatal diagnosis

  • Nadine J. GirardEmail author


Cerebral malformations are usually described following the different steps in development. Disorders of neurulation (dysraphisms), or diverticulation (holoprosencephalies and posterior fossa cysts), and total commissural agenesis are usually diagnosed in utero. In contrast, disorders of histogenesis (proliferation-differentiation, migration, organization) are usually discovered in infants and children. The principal clinical symptoms that may be a clue to cerebral malformation include congenital hemiparesis, epilepsy and mental or psychomotor retardation. MRI is the imaging method of choice to assess cerebral malformations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Hôpital TimoneMarseille, cedex 5France

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