Case Report

Fetal MRI for characterising a variety of posterior fossa anomalies suspected on 3rd trimester ultrasound examination – a short series of four cases

Amaresh Indravadan Ranchod, Savvas Andronikou, Mala Modi
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 16, No 1 | a231 | DOI: | © 2012 Amaresh Indravadan Ranchod, Savvas Andronikou, Mala Modi | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2012 | Published: 07 February 2012

About the author(s)

Amaresh Indravadan Ranchod, WITS University, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, South Africa
Savvas Andronikou, WITS University, South Africa
Mala Modi, WITS University, South Africa


Fetal MRI is increasingly being used to more accurately assess abnormalities detected on screening ultrasound. This procedure is more pertinent when the initial ultrasound is done late in the third trimester and when the abnormality involves the posterior fossa of the brain. Four cases with a variety of unusual posterior fossa anomalies are presented.


MRI; Ultrasound; Foetal abnormality; Posterior fossa; Dandy Walker; Encephalocele; Joubert Syndrome


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