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Antenatal diagnosis of intracranial haemorrhage and porencephalic cyst
  1. T Williams1,
  2. A G Wilkinson2,
  3. J Kandasamy3,
  4. S Cooper1,
  5. J P Boardman4
  1. 1Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
  4. 4University of Edinburgh / MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr T Williams, thomascwilliams83{at}

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A 27-year-old woman was referred at 37 weeks’ gestation for confirmation of malpresentation. Incidental hydrocephalus was found on ultrasound. Fetal MRI confirmed dilation of the lateral and third ventricles and an extensive mixed signal intensity cystic structure in the left hemisphere (7×6×4 cm) with evidence of blood products and restricted diffusion (figure 1A). The maternal platelet count was 114×109/L, and maternal antibody testing for …

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