J Pediatr Neurol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693481
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Congenital Rubella Syndrome: Clinical and Imaging Features

Mahyar Ghanaat
1  Department of Radiology, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Aron Soleiman
2  Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York, New York, United States
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Publication History

13 March 2019

27 May 2019

Publication Date:
14 July 2019 (online)


Congenital rubella syndrome is rare in high-income countries. A 19-year-old pregnant female, who recently immigrated to the United States, presented to clinic for prenatal care at 21 weeks of gestational age. Prenatal ultrasound demonstrated twin gestations with a cleft lip present in twin B. Ultrasound at 36 weeks of gestational age demonstrated fetal demise in twin A and growth restriction in twin B. Twin B was delivered via emergency C-section due to fetal distress. The viable neonate demonstrated multiple abnormalities including microcephaly, patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, cardiomegaly, pulmonary edema, congenital polar cataracts, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, thyroiditis, cleft palate/lip, and abnormal hearing.