2004-08-08-11 Limb-body-wall complex © Serrano www.thefetus.net/
Meyer Serrano R, MD
A 29-year-old patient, with no remarkable antecedents and no history of drug abuse, presented at 30 weeks of gestation for a routine examination. The following ultrasound images are characteristic of body-stalk anomaly and limb reduction anomalies. The fetus also has tricuspid atresia.
Single ventricle: Tricuspid atresia:
Left ventricular outflow tract; impossible to identify the right ventricular outflow tract :
Right clubfoot: Left foot:
Limbs 3-D :
Left arm amelia:
Short umbilical cord:
Photograph of the newborn:
Specimen demonstrating that the left ventricle is larger than the right ventricle.
Radiograph of the fetus: