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Free Content Spectrum of MRI Findings in Morning Glory Syndrome

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Morning Glory syndrome is an uncommon optic disk anomaly that funduscopically resembles the eponymous flower and is associated with a wide spectrum of congenital anomalies. This spectrum encompasses hypertelorism, cleft lip/palate, vascular defects including aortic coarctation, basal encephalocele, agenesis of corpus callosum, and sella turcica floor defects. Associated syndromes include PHACE syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 2, Okihiro syndrome, and Moyamoya syndrome. We present a case of Morning Glory syndrome and describe its distinguishing clinical and radiographic features.

Keywords: CHARGE = Coloboma of the eye, Heart defects, Atresia of nasal choanae, Retardation of growth or development, Genitourinary anomalies, and Ear anomalies including deafness; ICA = internal carotid artery; MGS = Morning Glory syndrome; PHACE = Posterior fossa malformations, Hemangiomas, Arterial anomalies including aortic coarctation, Cardiac defects, and Eye anomalies

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2014

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  • Neurographics is the peer-reviewed, quarterly educational journal of the American Society of Neuroradiology. The journal includes review articles as well as high-yield case reports that have been solicited from society meetings including the annual ASNR meeting as well as the American Society of Spine Radiology, the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology, the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology, and the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology meetings. Unsolicited educational review articles and case reports are also accepted for review at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Submissions focusing on a pictorial approach to educational objectives are highly encouraged. The journal is open access and available online. CME credit is offered for reading review articles and completing quiz-based self-assessment activities through the ASNR Education Connection portal.

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