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Harting, I; Kotzaeridou, U; Poretti, A; Seitz, A; Pietz, J; Bendszus, M; Boltshauser, E (2011). Interpeduncular heterotopia in Joubert syndrome: a previously undescribed MR finding. AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 32(7):1286-1289.

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The so-called molar tooth sign is the radiologic hallmark of JSRD. Joubert syndrome is a rare, most often autosomal-recessive disorder with a characteristic malformation of the midhindbrain. We describe 3 patients with JSRD and the additional MR finding of tissue resembling heterotopia in the interpeduncular fossa, which in one patient was combined with a more extensive intramesencephalic heterotopia. Interpeduncular heterotopia has not been reported previously, either in the context of JSRD or as a separate entity. This new imaging feature enlarges the spectrum of brain stem abnormalities in JSRD. In view of the underlying ciliopathy, it seems likely that the interpeduncular heterotopia results from misdirected migration.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:24 Jan 2012 13:57
Last Modified:04 Dec 2013 16:45
Publisher:American Society of Neuroradiology
Publisher DOI:10.3174/ajnr.A2488
PubMed ID:21636654
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 4
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