Case Report

Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 184-187

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Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis: CT and MR findings

  • Rodrigo C. BomfimAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, The Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals Email author 
  • , Daniel G. F. TávoraAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, The Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • , Mauro NakayamaAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, The Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • , Rômulo L. GamaAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, The Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals

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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 palsy Progressive scoliosis MRI