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2007-02-21-11 Acrania, 14 week, 2D and 3D © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/

Acrania, 14 week, 2D and 3D

Fabrice Cuillier, MD*; El Adl T, MD**.

*    Department of Gynecology, Félix Guyon Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Islan, France. Tel: 0262 90 55 22. Fax: 0262 90 77 30;

**   Gynecologist, 97350 Saint Andre, Reunion Island, France.

 

Case report
 
We present a case of a 20-year-old woman, with unremarkable history, scanned for the first time at 14 week of gestational age. The sonography revealed acrania. Amniocentesis was performed with normal karyotype. The patient opted termination of pregnancy and the pathological examination confirmed our findings.

Images 1A, 1B. 14 weeks of pregnancy: 2D scans showing acrania (missing cranial vault).

 

Images 1C, 1D. 14 weeks of pregnancy: 2D scans showing acrania (missing cranial vault).

 

Images 1E, 2A. 14 weeks of pregnancy: 2D image (left) showing transverse plane of the acranial skull showing prominent orbits; and 3D image showing showing acrania.

 

Images 2B, 2C. 14 weeks of pregnancy: 3D images showing acrania.

 

 

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