[Subependymal pseudocysts in the fetal brain revealing Zellweger syndrome]

J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2004 Jun;33(4):325-9. doi: 10.1016/s0368-2315(04)96462-9.
[Article in French]


Prognosis of subependymal pseudocyst is poor when associated with other anomalies. They can be caused by infectious, vascular, chromosomal or metabolic disorders but are rarely described in the antenatal period. We report the prenatal diagnosis of subependymal pseudocyst by MRI after prenatal detection of isolated ventriculomegaly at 23 weeks gestation. The karyotype was normal. The diagnostic of Zellweger syndrome was suspected and was confirmed after birth by metabolic studies. Metabolic studies with culture of chorionic villus cell is indicated for subsequent pregnancies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Cysts / diagnosis
  • Ependyma
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal
  • Zellweger Syndrome / diagnosis*