MR Imaging of the Pituitary Gland and Postsphenoid Ossification in Fetal Specimens

  title={MR Imaging of the Pituitary Gland and Postsphenoid Ossification in Fetal Specimens},
  author={T. M. Mehemed and Y. Fushimi and T. Okada and M. Kanagaki and A. Yamamoto and T. Takakuwa and S. Yamada and K. Togashi},
  journal={American Journal of Neuroradiology},
  pages={1523 - 1527}
  • T. M. Mehemed, Y. Fushimi, +6 authors K. Togashi
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Neuroradiology
  • BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A thorough knowledge of fetal growth and development is key to understanding both the normal and abnormal fetal MR imaging findings. We investigated the size and signal intensity of the normal pituitary gland and the intrasphenoidal ossification around the Rathke pouch in formalin-fixed fetuses on MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two fetuses with undamaged brains were included in this study (mean age, 19.93 weeks; age range, 12–31 weeks). Visual inspection of… CONTINUE READING
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