Craniofacial duplication (diprosopus): CT, MR imaging, and MR angiography findings case report

Radiology. 2003 Jan;226(1):210-3. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2261011754.


Diprosopus is one of the rarest malformations in humans. In addition to the facial structures, the cerebral frontal lobes were duplicated in this case. Three pairs of anterior cerebral arteries were detected, and the rostral parts of the superior sagittal sinus were duplicated. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and MR angiography allowed study of the degree of duplicative changes in diprosopus, especially for planning cosmetic correction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cranial Sinuses / abnormalities
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities / diagnosis*
  • Frontal Lobe / abnormalities
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*