CASE OF THE MONTH: January 1999 - Fetus with echogenic mass in third ventricle

Claudia P. Molina, Hal Hawkins, Gerald Campbell, Thomas Rowe, Marjorie Grafe

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A 29-week gestational age newborn male infant was found to have an echogenic mass in the 3rd ventricle by prenatal ultrasound 2 weeks prior to delivery. At delivery he was poorly responsive and had hydrocephalus and ascites. A CT scan after birth showed cerebral infarction, amorphous tissue in the left hemisphere and numerous calcifications. Despite supportive treatment he died 4 days after birth. Postmortem examination of the brain revealed marked distortion of the architecture and a supratentorial undifferentiated neoplasm consistent with a PNET. The tumor showed extensive areas of hemorrhage and necrosis and involvement of lateral and third ventricles, brain parenchyma, and meninges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-606
Number of pages2
JournalBrain Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • General Neuroscience
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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