Preautopsy imaging in cerebro-costo-mandibular syndrome
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- Oestreich, A.E. & Stanek, J.W. Pediatr Radiol (2010) 40(Suppl 1): 50. doi:10.1007/s00247-010-1703-x
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The preautopsy identification of rib gaps allowed the diagnosis of cerebro-costal-mandibular syndrome, a hereditary condition. This identification helped facilitate the autopsy. Because they are seldom seen, rib gaps could have easily passed unnoticed on a routine autopsy. Bone fails to form, but the pathogenesis is unknown. Moreover, the need for intracranial imaging or an autopsy examination becomes evident . We emphasize the value of preautopsy radiological imaging with immediate interpretation.