PHACE syndrome

Case contributed by Ammar Haouimi


Left orbital swelling with cardiac anomalies.

Patient Data

Age: 6 months
Gender: Female

Left cerebellar and inferior vermian hypoplasia with a CSF cleft communicating with a dilated 4th ventricle. Supratentorial ventriculomegaly. The MRA reveals a hypoplasia of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery as well as the M1 middle cerebral artery segment. An ipsilateral facial (mainly periorbital) enhancing soft tissue mass is noted suggestive of a hemangioma. 

Case Discussion

MRI appearances suggestive of a PHACE syndrome.

Additional contributors: R Bouguelaa MD, Z Boudiaf MD.

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.