A lethal association of congenital apnea with brainstem tegmental necrosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a female with premature birth, polyhydramnios, congenital apnea, cranial nerve palsies, orofacial and limb anomalies. Neuroimaging revealed calcifications along the vental margin of the caudal fourth ventricle. Neuropathologic findings at postmortem examination were consistent with brainstem tegmental necrosis and olivary hypoplasia, a rare lethal entity that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of congenital apnea.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moya, MP; Delong, GR; Barboriak, D; Cummings, TJ

Published Date

  • March 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 219 - 221

PubMed ID

  • 15033208

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-8994

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2003.07.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States