Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 184–187

Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis: CT and MR findings

  • Rodrigo C. Bomfim
  • Daniel G. F. Távora
  • Mauro Nakayama
  • Rômulo L. Gama
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-1058-8

Cite this article as:
Bomfim, R.C., Távora, D.G.F., Nakayama, M. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2009) 39: 184. doi:10.1007/s00247-008-1058-8

Abstract

Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis (HGPPS) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by absence of conjugate horizontal eye movements and progressive scoliosis developing in childhood and adolescence. We present a child with clinical and neuroimaging findings typical of HGPPS. CT and MRI of the brain demonstrated pons hypoplasia, absence of the facial colliculi, butterfly configuration of the medulla and a deep midline pontine cleft. We briefly discuss the imaging aspects of this rare entity in light of the current literature.

Keywords

Horizontal gaze palsyProgressive scoliosisMRI

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo C. Bomfim
    • 1
  • Daniel G. F. Távora
    • 1
  • Mauro Nakayama
    • 1
  • Rômulo L. Gama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Sarah Network of Rehabilitation HospitalsCearaBrazil