European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 148, Issue 3, pp 206–207 | Cite as

Sonography of subependymal cysts in congenital rubella syndrome

  • C. Beltinger
  • H. Saule
Imaging Techniques


Two newborns with congenital rubella syndrome are reported. Cranial sonography demonstrated bilateral cystic lesions in the subependymal germinal matrix. Congenital rubella and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections are the most common proven causes of subependymal cysts of nonhaemorrhagic origin in the newborn. The sonographic detection of these cysts should prompt an intensive search for congenital viral infections

Key words

Ultrasonography of the brain Subependymal cysts Congenital rubella 



auditory brainstem response




computed tomography


Haemagglutination inhibition test


rubella virus


subependymal haemorrhage


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Beltinger
    • 1
  • H. Saule
    • 1
  1. 1.II. Kinderklinik im KrankenhauszweckverbandAugsburgFederal Republic of Germany

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