2010-10-05-11 Cytomegalovirus infection with hydrocephalus © Leinart www.TheFetus.net
Cytomegalovirus infection with hydrocephalus
Eva Leinart, MD, PhD, Pamela Rhodes, RDMS, Ana Bircher, MD, Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD.
Inner Vision Women's Ultrasound, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
A 41-year-old G2 P0 was referred to our department at 15 weeks for an amniocentesis due to her advanced maternal age. She had a history of early pregnancy miscarriage. Her personal and family history were both negative.
The ultrasound scan at 15 weeks did not show any abnormalities. The amniocentesis had a normal karyotype result.
The subsequent ultrasound scan at 19 weeks of gestation showed bilateral dilation of the lateral ventricles (12-13 mm).
Patient was counselled by geneticist who suggested a TORCH panel. The results confirmed a cytomegalovirus infection. Patient decided for the pregnancy termination.
Images 1,2: 19 weeks, axial view of the fetal brain, note dilation of both lateral ventricles (12-13 mm).
Images 3,4: Image 3 shows normal looking cerebellum and posterior fossa.
Images 5,6: Image 5 shows a transverse section of the fetal abdomen, with no sign of calcifications. Image 6 shows a 3D image of the fetus.