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2007-07-19-11 Amelia of the upper limbs © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/
Amelia of the upper limbs

Fabrice Cuillier, MD*; P. Lemaire, MD**; M. Deshayes, MD**; A. Berta***.

*     Department of Gynecology, Félix Guyon"Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Réunion, France;
**    Sonographers, Moufia"s street, 97400 Saint Denis;
***   Student. Arizona State University. University Drive and Mill Avenue Tempe, Arizona 85281, USA.

Case report

Amelia is the most severe malformation of the "limb reduction defects". We present the case of the isolated upper limbs'amelia discovered at 14 weeks of pregnancy. The patient"s history was noncontributive and the course of the pregnancy was normal. Her triple test was also normal. Here are some of the images obtained during her pregnancy showing the fetal amelia of the upper limbs.

Images 1, 2: 3D images showing upper limb's amelia of the fetus.

 

Images 1, 2: 3D images showing upper limb"s amelia of the fetus.

 

Images 1, 2: 3D image showing the fetal shoulder with missing upper limb.

 

Images 1, 2: Various 2D planes showing absence of the upper limbs of the fetus.

 

Images 1, 2: Postnatal radiogram showing the normal chest with missing upper limbs.

 

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