Pregnancy outcomes in two growth restricted fetuses with in utero cerebral lactate

N. Andescavage , C. Limperopoulos, I. Evangelou, J. Murnick, A. du Plessis* | JNPM 2015;

Abstract. Elevated cerebral lactate is increasingly detected by magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the human fetus diagnosed with various pathologic conditions. However, the significance of detectable cerebral lactate remains uncertain. We present two cases of fetal cerebral lactate with adverse pregnancy outcomes.

*Corresponding Author: 

Adre du Plessis, MBChB., Division of Fetal-Transitional Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, N.W., 20010-2970 Washington, D.C, USA. Tel.: +1 202 476 3920; Fax: +1 202 476 3459;