2001-04-05-14 Cloacal dysgenesis sequence © Zouiten www.thefetus.net/
Cloacal dysgenesis sequence
Khalil Zouiten, MD, W.Cecile, MD, D.Cahen, MD
This is a G1P0 patient with unremarkable history. The examination is performed at 11 weeks 3 days demonstrates a distended bladder in close proximity to another cystic mass. There is also a clubbed hand.
Coronal and sagittal section of the fetus:
Axial sections. The arrow points to a small hyperechoic structure.
There is also a clubbed hand:
The diagnosis of Cloacal dysgenesis sequence (see also 1 and 2 ) is confirmed at autopsy:
The genitalia and imperforated anus:
The demonstration of the distended bladder and rectum and their communication.
The karyotype was attempted but the cell culture failed.