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Congenital Malformations of the Brain: Prenatal Diagnosis, Spectrum and Causes

  • Elie Saliba
  • Christian Paillet


Defective nervous system development results in a diverse group of diseases, ranging from major malformations that are incompatible with postnatal life to moderate or severe disabilities (Table 134.1). The following pages review the main categories of central nervous system (CNS) malformations. A detailed description of the clinical and neuropathological aspects of these defects is beyond the scope of the present chapter.


Neural Tube Defect Cerebellar Hypoplasia Joubert Syndrome Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia Cerebellar Malformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elie Saliba
    • 1
  • Christian Paillet
  1. 1.Department of Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care, Inserm U930François Rabelais University and CHRU of ToursToursFrance

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