Ultrasonographical and morphological examination of subependymal cystic lesions in maturely born infants

Neuropediatrics. 1989 Nov;20(4):211-4. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1071295.


The clinical data and development of 8 cases with subependymal cysts detected on neurosonography in the neonatal period were studied, and the prognosis was found to vary. Also, clinico-pathological examination of 15 autopsied cases of congenital subependymal cysts (SEC) was performed, with immunohistochemical staining involving neuron-specific enolase in three cases, which revealed that congenital SEC are often complicated by various degrees of brain and heart anomalies, and suggested that SEC might occur in a wide gestational age range, with various causes. Therefore, it is important in the future to determine the agents which cause destruction of the subependymal germinal matrix.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / congenital*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cysts / congenital*
  • Cysts / diagnosis
  • Cysts / pathology
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Ultrasonography*