Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, 279:697

Prenatal diagnosis of porencephaly secondary to maternal carbon monoxide poisoning

Authors

    • Maternal and Fetal Unit, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyIstanbul Bakirkoy Women and Children Hospital
  • Kemal Gungorduk
    • Maternal and Fetal Unit, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyIstanbul Bakirkoy Women and Children Hospital
  • Gokhan Yıldırım
    • Maternal and Fetal Unit, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyIstanbul Bakirkoy Women and Children Hospital
  • Alı Gedıkbası
    • Maternal and Fetal Unit, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyIstanbul Bakirkoy Women and Children Hospital
  • Yavuz Ceylan
    • Maternal and Fetal Unit, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyIstanbul Bakirkoy Women and Children Hospital
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-008-0776-3

Cite this article as:
Gul, A., Gungorduk, K., Yıldırım, G. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2009) 279: 697. doi:10.1007/s00404-008-0776-3

Abstract

Porencephaly is defined as an area of focal encephalomalacia that communicates with the ventricular system, giving the appearance of a dilated ventricle. It is assumed that vascular occlusion or an infectious process cause gray and white matter necrosis leading to cyst formation in the cerebral parenchyma. Possible etiology of porencephaly includes intracerebral thrombosis, intracranial hemorrhage and fetal infection. We report the first antenatal diagnosis of porencephaly, which apparently resulted from maternal carbon monoxide poisoning.

Keywords

PorencephalyCarbon monoxide poisoningPrenatal diagnosis

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