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Current techniques in postmortem imaging with specific attention to paediatric applications.

Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn T, van Rijn RR - Pediatr Radiol (2009)

Bottom Line: In this review we discuss the decline of and current controversies regarding conventional autopsies and the use of postmortem radiology as an adjunct to and a possible alternative for the conventional autopsy.We will address the radiological techniques and applications for postmortem imaging in children.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Netherlands.

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In this review we discuss the decline of and current controversies regarding conventional autopsies and the use of postmortem radiology as an adjunct to and a possible alternative for the conventional autopsy. We will address the radiological techniques and applications for postmortem imaging in children.

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A neonate, born at 41 weeks gestational age, who died shortly after birth. a Antenatal US showed an underdeveloped thorax and short stature (T2-W 3-D, slice thickness: 1 mm, TR: 4000, TE: 80). b Chest radiograph shows a severely constricted thoracic cage, underdeveloped scapulae and flattened vertebrae. c Radiograph of the pelvis shows hypoplastic iliac wings and sciatic notch spurs (arrow). Based on the conventional radiological findings, the diagnosis thanatophoric dysplasia type II is most likely (OMIM #187601)
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Fig4: A neonate, born at 41 weeks gestational age, who died shortly after birth. a Antenatal US showed an underdeveloped thorax and short stature (T2-W 3-D, slice thickness: 1 mm, TR: 4000, TE: 80). b Chest radiograph shows a severely constricted thoracic cage, underdeveloped scapulae and flattened vertebrae. c Radiograph of the pelvis shows hypoplastic iliac wings and sciatic notch spurs (arrow). Based on the conventional radiological findings, the diagnosis thanatophoric dysplasia type II is most likely (OMIM #187601)

Mentions: We feel that CR still has an important role and therefore should be obtained in all cases in which postmortem MRI of foetuses and neonates is performed. In some instances pathology will be difficult, if not impossible, to detect on MRI, whereas CR can be diagnostic (Fig. 4).Fig. 4


Current techniques in postmortem imaging with specific attention to paediatric applications.

Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn T, van Rijn RR - Pediatr Radiol (2009)

A neonate, born at 41 weeks gestational age, who died shortly after birth. a Antenatal US showed an underdeveloped thorax and short stature (T2-W 3-D, slice thickness: 1 mm, TR: 4000, TE: 80). b Chest radiograph shows a severely constricted thoracic cage, underdeveloped scapulae and flattened vertebrae. c Radiograph of the pelvis shows hypoplastic iliac wings and sciatic notch spurs (arrow). Based on the conventional radiological findings, the diagnosis thanatophoric dysplasia type II is most likely (OMIM #187601)
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Fig4: A neonate, born at 41 weeks gestational age, who died shortly after birth. a Antenatal US showed an underdeveloped thorax and short stature (T2-W 3-D, slice thickness: 1 mm, TR: 4000, TE: 80). b Chest radiograph shows a severely constricted thoracic cage, underdeveloped scapulae and flattened vertebrae. c Radiograph of the pelvis shows hypoplastic iliac wings and sciatic notch spurs (arrow). Based on the conventional radiological findings, the diagnosis thanatophoric dysplasia type II is most likely (OMIM #187601)
Mentions: We feel that CR still has an important role and therefore should be obtained in all cases in which postmortem MRI of foetuses and neonates is performed. In some instances pathology will be difficult, if not impossible, to detect on MRI, whereas CR can be diagnostic (Fig. 4).Fig. 4

Bottom Line: In this review we discuss the decline of and current controversies regarding conventional autopsies and the use of postmortem radiology as an adjunct to and a possible alternative for the conventional autopsy.We will address the radiological techniques and applications for postmortem imaging in children.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
In this review we discuss the decline of and current controversies regarding conventional autopsies and the use of postmortem radiology as an adjunct to and a possible alternative for the conventional autopsy. We will address the radiological techniques and applications for postmortem imaging in children.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus