Semilobar holoprosencephaly

Case contributed by Dr Ruslan Asadov


Facial anomalies and mental retardation.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

CT brain

Axial non-contrast CT of the brain (with thick slice sagittal reformat) demonstrates fused frontal lobes with absent anterior part of the falx cerebri. There is also absence of the septum pellucidum with fusion of the lateral ventricles with rudimentary occipital and temporal horns, with a prominent dorsal cyst. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates features consistent with semilobar holoprosencephaly.

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Case information

rID: 7504
Published: 5th Nov 2009
Last edited: 7th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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