2008-04-16-12 Arnold Chiari malformation, type II © Syla www.thefetus.net/
Arnold Chiari malformation, type II
Bajram H. Syla, MD*; Shqipe Fetiu, MD**; Shpresa Tafarshiku, MD*; Valbona Qela, MD*.
* Gynecological Clinic “Dr. Bajrami” , Ferizaj , Kosova;
** University Clinical Center – Gynecological Clinic, Pristine, Kosova.
Following images show a case of spina bifida with the Arnold Chiari malformation type II diagnosed at 17th week of pregnancy.
Images 1 and 2: 17 weeks of pregnancy; transverse scans of the "lemon-shaped" fetal skull. Image 2 also shows a "banana-shaped" cerebellum; the cisterna magna can"t be seen.
Image 3: 17 weeks of pregnancy; the spine seemed to be normal during our examinations and the spina bifida was discovered just after delivery.
Images 4, 5: Postnatal appearance of the neonate. Consequent hydrocephalus had developed and despite of surgical interventions the baby died 17 months after delivery.