Neonatal pontomedullary disconnection with aplasia or destruction of the lower brain stem: A case of pontoneocerebellar hypoplasia?

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Abstract

We report a neonate who presented with marked hypotonia and absent suck reflex. MR demonstrated complete absence of the pons as well as absence of a basilar artery flow void. Our case exhibits features similar to those described in previous reports of pontoneocerebellar hypoplasia, but with a more severe degree of pontine involvement. The associated vascular findings suggest a vascular insult to the brain stem as the cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1483-1485
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume15
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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