International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health
Vol.6 (6), pp. 132-134, September 2019
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Original Research Article
Magnetic resonance imaging of bilateral congenital anophthalmia: A case report
Awajimijan Nathaniel Mbaba1, Michael Promise Ogolodom*2, Rufus Abam1, Mary-Jane Amadi1, Abdulfatai Kolawole Bakre3 and Hyacienth Uche Chiegwu4
1Department of Radiology, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt Rivers State, Nigeria.
2Rivers State Hospitals Management Board, Port Harcourt Nigeria.
3Esteem Diagnostics Medical Services Ltd, Lagos State, Nigeria.
4Department of Radiography and Radiological Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: mpos2007(at)yahoo.com
The spectrum of ocular developmental disorders includes a wide range of malformations, depending on the embryonic age of commencement of the disease. One example of these malformations is Anophthalmia. It is an uncommon congenital anomaly associated with problems of social integration especially in developing climes. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays important role in the diagnosis and differentiation of these malformations. We report a case of a child born with congenital anophthalmia to describe MRI features of this rare ocular anomaly.
Key words: Anophthalmia, congenital, magnetic resonance imaging.