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2011-01-25-15 Case of the week #293 © Mazzocco www.TheFetus.net

Case of the week #293

May 12, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Annibale Mazzocco MD*, Renzo Manara MD**, Antonella de Nardi MD***, Albana Cerekja MD PhD****.


*     Prenatal diagnosis and obstetrical US Service. Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Montebelluna Hospital, Treviso, Italy.
**    Neuroradiology Unit, University Hospital, Padua, Italy.
***   Consultant geneticist. Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Montebelluna Hospital. Treviso, Italy.
****  Ultrasound Division, ASL Roma B, Rome, Italy.

 

Case report

This is a case of a 35-year-old patient, G2P1, with non-contributive personal or familial history. Her pregnancy was uneventful, she did not report any drug use. Blood tests for HIV, TORCH, hepatitis B and C were all negative.

Ultrasound scan at 21 weeks of gestation revealed the following ultrasound findings on the images below. There were no extracranial abnormalities detected. Maternal serum and urinary estriol levels were normal.

Images 1-8
: 21 weeks.









Videos 1,2:
21 weeks.

 

Images 9,10: MRI images of the fetal brain. Image 9 shows optic tracts.



Images 11,12: Images show an axial view of the fetal brain.



Image 13: Sagittal view.



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