Morphological features and length measurements of fetal lateral ventricles at 16-25 weeks of gestation by magnetic resonance imaging

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Author(s)

    • Taketani Kaori
    • Human Health Science; Graduate School of Medicine; Kyoto University; Kyoto Japan
    • Yamada Shigehito
    • Congenital Anomaly Research Center; Graduate School of Medicine; Kyoto University; Kyoto Japan
    • Uwabe Chigako
    • Congenital Anomaly Research Center; Graduate School of Medicine; Kyoto University; Kyoto Japan
    • Okada Tomohisa
    • Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine; Graduate School of Medicine; Kyoto University; Kyoto Japan
    • Togashi Kaori
    • Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine; Graduate School of Medicine; Kyoto University; Kyoto Japan
    • Takakuwa Tetsuya
    • Human Health Science; Graduate School of Medicine; Kyoto University; Kyoto Japan

Abstract

Normal growth of the lateral ventricles (LVs) was characterized three-dimensionally using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from 16 human fetuses at 16-25 weeks of gestation. The LV was differentiated into four primary regions, the anterior horn, central parts, posterior horn, and inferior horn, at 16 weeks of gestation. The LV changed shape mainly by elongation and narrowing, which corresponded to the external and internal growth of the surrounding cerebrum. Six length parameters measured in the LV correlated with biparietal diameter by simple regression analysis (R2 range, 0.56-0.93), which may be valuable for establishing a standardized prenatal protocol to assess fetal well-being and development across intrauterine periods. No correlation was found between biparietal diameter and LV volume (R2=0.13).

Journal

  • Congenital Anomalies

    Congenital Anomalies 55(2), 99-102, 2015-05

    Blackwell Publishing

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120005844264
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0914-3505
  • Data Source
    IR  Crossref 
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