Neuroradiology - Case Report 2016

Congenital cystic eye with multiple dermal appendages and intracranial congenital anomalies


  • Ioannis Tsitouridis
  • Michael Michaelides
  • Christos Tsantiridis
  • Styliani Spyridi
  • Mary Arvanity
  • Ioannis Efstratiou

Received Date: 16.06.2008 Accepted Date: 14.08.2008 Diagn Interv Radiol 2010;16(2):116-121

Congenital cystic eye (anophthalmia with cyst) is an extremely rare anomaly discovered at birth with few reported cases in the literature, resulting from partial or complete failure during invagination of the primary optic vesicle during fetal development. Herein we present the radiographic, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging findings of a unique case of congenital cystic eye associated with dermal appendages and advanced intracranial congenital anomalies in a 3-month-old boy.

Keywords: congenital abnormality , eye , anophthalmos , ultrasonography , magnetic resonance imaging