Treatment of Intrauterine Hydrocephalus

  • Takuji Takagi
  • Naoki Shimazu
  • En-Chow Tan
  • Hidekazu Fukuoka
  • Hajime Nagai
  • Kaoru Suzumori

Abstract

Six children with hydrocephalus diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound were presented. Since then, we have encountered 10 additional cases of fetal hydrocephalus and MRI were attempted in 4 of the cases to improve accurate diagnosis in the utero. MRI examination could be performed after 20 weeks gestational age and the authors think that MRI are more useful than ultrasound and/or whole body CT for evaluation of pathogenesis of fetal hydrocephalus.

Key words

Fetal hydrocephalus Ultrasound Diagnosis Management 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takuji Takagi
    • 1
  • Naoki Shimazu
    • 1
  • En-Chow Tan
    • 1
  • Hidekazu Fukuoka
    • 1
  • Hajime Nagai
    • 1
  • Kaoru Suzumori
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of NeurosurgeryNagaya City University Medical SchoolNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Departments of Obstetrics and GynecologyNagaya City University Medical SchoolNagoyaJapan

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