An incidental persistent falcine sinus with dominant straight sinus and hypoplastic distal superior sagittal sinus

Krishnan Sarojam Manoj, Thamburaj Krishnamoorthy, Bejoy Thomas, Tirur Raman Kapilamoorthy

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Abstract

An incidental persistent falcine sinus was detected in an otherwise normal brain on MRI in a 12-year-old girl who underwent imaging after clinical suspicion of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. The falcine sinus was associated with a hypoplastic posterior third of the superior sagittal sinus and a dominant straight sinus. Generally, atresia or hypoplasia of the straight sinus is associated with a persistent falcine sinus in postnatal life; otherwise, the falcine sinus disappears before birth. We discuss the embryological basis for such an association in this case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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