2007-08-06-15 Limb body stalk complex © Contarin www.thefetus.net/
Limb body stalk anomaly
Francesco Contarin, MD; Greyka Bianchi, MD; Johana Rangel, MD.
Hospital Italiano Garibaldi, Rosario, Santa Fe, Departamento Diagnóstico por Ecografía, Argentina
A 17-year-old G1P0 presented to our unit at 16 weeks + 2 days of pregnancy. The fetus was without cardiac activity and presented with limb-body stalk anomaly. Here are some ultrasonographic and pathological images that we obtained.
Images 1, 2: 17 weeks of pregnancy; Image 1 shows a transverse scan at the level of the thorax with ectopia cordis. Image 2 shows the anterior abdominal wall defect with eventration of the liver.
Image 3: 17 weeks of pregnancy. Transverse scan through the thorax - the amniochorionic separation is visible.
Images 1, 2: Pathological specimens.