Prenatal diagnosis of fetal cerebellar lesions: a case report and review of the literature

Prenat Diagn. 1999 Nov;19(11):1077-80.


The fetal cerebellar structure, size and consistency are looked at in every system survey. Among the acquired cerebellar events that might change the cerebellar consistency are haemorrhage, infections in utero and neoplasia. Additional fetal malformations, if present, assist in making the final diagnosis. We present a case of an isolated echogenic mass in one of the cerebellar hemispheres along with the differential diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Therapeutic
  • Adult
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / embryology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fetal Diseases / embryology
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / embryology
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*