Prenatal diagnosis of idiopathic neonatal hemochromatosis with MRI

Abdom Imaging. Jan-Feb 1994;19(1):55-6. doi: 10.1007/BF02165863.


Intrauterine diagnosis of perinatal hemochromatosis is difficult. Noninvasive detection of hepatic iron deposition is crucial. We report the first case diagnosed intrauterine with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). By visual analysis, if the fetal liver is less intense than maternal or fetal fat signal for T2* gradient echo image, hemochromatosis should be suggested.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Hemochromatosis / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis*