2004-06-16 Meningocele © Jeanty www.thefetus.net/
Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD, Chaitali Shah, MD, Cerine Jeanty
Tennessee Women"s Care, Nashville TN
This fetus is at 20 weeks and demonstrates the following features:
• Mild hydrocephalus (lateral ventricles measure 12mm)
• Scalloped frontal horns
• Caudal cerebellar displacement into the posterior fossa (Arnold-Chiari malformation).
• Meningocele and spina bifida is seen at the level of the sacrum.
The following is a video clip demonstrating the abnormality.
The ultrasound image below shows the lumbar meningocele: