Neurosurgical Management of Congenital Malformations of the Brain

Shawn L. Hervey-Jumper, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, Cormac O. Maher

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Abstract

Congenital malformations encompass a diverse group of disorders that often present at birth, either as the result of genetic abnormalities, infection, errors of morphogenesis, or abnormalities in the intrauterine environment. Congenital disorders affecting the brain are now often diagnosed before delivery with the use of prenatal ultrasonography. Over the past several decades, there have been major advances in the understanding and management of these conditions. This review focuses on the most common cranial congenital malformations, limiting the discussion to the neurosurgically relevant aspects of arachnoid cysts, pineal cysts, Chiari malformations, and encephaloceles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-717
Number of pages13
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Chiari malformation
  • Children
  • Encephalocele
  • Pineal cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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