Prenatal diagnosis of torcular herophili thrombosis: report of 2 cases and review of the literature.


Has R., Esmer A. C. , Kalelioglu I., Yuksel A., Pata Ö. , Demirbas R.

Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, vol.32, no.12, pp.2205-11, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.7863/ultra.32.12.2205
  • Title of Journal : Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.2205-11

Abstract

Prenatally diagnosed thrombosis of the torcular herophili is very rare, and it is sometimes misdisgnosed due to unfamiliarity. Sonography with color Doppler imaging is the key imaging modality for prenatal diagnosis of torcular herophili thrombosis. Typical prenatal sonographic findings include a well-defined triangular anechoic collection in the occipital region and an echogenic structure within the collection, which represents the thrombus. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging is usually used as an adjunctive modality for prenatal diagnosis, as it confirms the diagnosis by providing more precise anatomic information and better characterization of the lesion. We present 2 cases of thrombosis of an ectatic torcular herophili with serial sonographic and magnetic resonance imaging examinations, as well as a review of the literature regarding the prenatal diagnosis of torcular herophili thrombosis.