2004-11-03-15 Schisis-association © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/
Fabrice Cuillier, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, rue des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. Ph : 0262 90 55 22. Fax : 0262 90 77 30
This is a fetus with schisis- association that was scanned at 16 weeks and demonstrated omphalocele and exencephaly with acrania. The pregnancy was terminated and the karyotype was normal.
This is the post-mortem view of the embryo, demonstrating the acrania and the superior and median midline defect (absence of sternum and hernial protrusion of the viscera) and the rachischisis: