Blake’s pouch cyst: Prenatal diagnosis and management Blake’s poş kisti: Prenatal tanı ve yönetim

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Behram M., Oğlak S. C., Ölmez F., Özköse Z. G., Çaypınar S. S., Başkıran Y., ...More

Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol.18, no.1, pp.44-49, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjod.galenos.2020.21703
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-49
  • Keywords: Blake's pouch cyst, posterior fossa, cerebellar vermis, prenatal diagnosis, POSTERIOR-FOSSA MALFORMATIONS, MEMBRANOUS AREA, CISTERNA-MAGNA, METAANALYSIS, ANATOMY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


© 2021, Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. All rights reserved.Objective: This study aimed to present the characteristic features of 19 patients who were diagnosed as having Blake’s pouch cyst (BPC) at our center. Materials and Methods: Nineteen patients diagnosed as BPC between 2015 and 2019 were included in this retrospective study. Follow-up examinations were performed using ultrasonography (US) every three weeks up to 35 weeks of gestation. Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed at the time of diagnosis or during follow-up in 13 patients. MRI or transfontanellar US was performed to confirm the diagnosis of BPC after delivery. Karyotype results of eight patients were recorded. Results: Isolated BPC was observed in 9 (47%) patients, and associated anomalies were detected in 10 (53%) patients, including seven (36%) with the central nervous system and four (21%) with cardiac anomalies. Two fetuses had abnormal karyotype analysis as trisomy 21 and 13. The MRI report of eight patients was “differential diagnosis required for Dandy-Walker complex” and only in five (26%) patients, it was reported to be compatible with BPC. Spontaneous resolution was seen in four patients. Postnatal MRI was performed in five patients, and transfontanellar US in two patients, and all MRI and US results were consistent with BPC. During the neonatal period, abnormal neurologic development was observed in four (21%) patients, and one (5%) died. Conclusion: Although the prognosis of isolated BPC is very good with healthy neurologic development until advanced ages, death in the early neonatal period and abnormal neurologic development may be observed depending on the condition of the associated anomalies.