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Congenital subependymal giant cell astrocytoma diagnosed on fetal MRI
  1. N Hussain1,
  2. A Curran1,
  3. D Pilling2,
  4. C L Malluci3,
  5. E J Ladusans4,
  6. Z Alfirevic5,
  7. B Pizer6
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey), Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital
  3. 3Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital
  4. 4Cardiac Unit, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital
  5. 5University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  6. 6Department of Oncology, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr B Pizer
    Department of Oncology, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey), Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP, UK; barry.pizer{at}

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A primiparous mother had an antenatal ultrasound at 21 weeks’ gestation, which showed a mass in the left side of the brain arising from the intraventricular region and several cardiac tumours, most likely to be rhabdomyomas. An MRI scan at 24 weeks’ gestation showed an intraventricular mass in the fronto-parietal part of the left cerebral hemisphere of the fetus (fig 1). The lesion was of high signal on T1 weighted sequence and low on T2. The …

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