Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of a foregut duplication cyst of the tongue: Value of real-time MRI evaluation of the fetal swallowing mechanism

Golbahar Houshmand, Keyanoosh Hosseinzadeh*, John Ozolek

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Foregut duplication cysts of the oral cavity or lingual choristomas have a potential risk of airway obstruction. Two cases are reported that were initially detected by screening sonography. Further imaging with both static and real-time cine magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the lingual origin, relationship of the mass to fluid-filled spaces within the oral cavity, motion of the mass with the tongue during fetal swallowing, and airway patency. The additional information provided by magnetic resonance imaging aided in planning delivery and obviated the need for an ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure because airway patency was confirmed in both cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)843-850
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ex utero intrapartum treatment
  • Fetal imaging
  • Foregut duplication cyst
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Prenatal
  • Tongue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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