Current Research in MRI
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Magnetic Resonance Measurement of Lateral Ventricular Diameters in Cases of Colpocephaly and Corpus Callosum Agenesis


Department of Radiology, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey

Curr Res MRI 2022; 1: 79-81
DOI: 10.5152/CurrResMRI.2022.222546
Read: 781 Downloads: 171 Published: 20 February 2023

Objective: One of the most typical brain anomalies seen in humans is agenesis of the corpus callosum. Its estimated prevalence in the general population is 3-7 per 1000. Apart from the absence of the corpus callosum, one of the most common symptoms is colpocephaly. In this study, we aimed to measure the lateral ventricle diameters by magnetic resonance imaging in cases of colpocephaly secondary to corpus callosum agenesis.

Methods: Patients diagnosed with colpocephaly secondary to corpus callosum agenesis between January 2005 and December 2021 were re-evaluated in retrospective scans. The patients' age, gender, and their measurement values in the magnetic resonance examination were noted.

Results: The study was carried out with 90 patients who met the criteria. It was found that if the occipital horn of the lateral ventricle is over 20 mm and the other horns are smaller than 7 mm, it can predict the presence of colpocephaly with a sensitivity of 94% and a specificity of 95% (area under the curve=0.728).

Cite this article as: Durmaz Ö, Fatihoğlu E, Gülmez AO. Magnetic resonance measurement of lateral ventricular diameters in cases of colpocephaly and corpus callosum agenesis. Current Research in MRI. 2022;1(3):79-81.

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