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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Neuroradiology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology