2001-01-21-17 Spina bifida © Sleurs www.thefetus.net/
Elke Sleurs, MD*&, Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD*
*Vrije Universiteit Brussel and &Women’s Health Alliance, Nashville TN
This is a routine scanning at + 20 weeks of gestation. A large lumbar spinal defect, including 5 levels, was demonstrated.
Associated findings included an atypical lemon sign (more pointy then the usual lemon-shaped skull) and bilateral clubfeet, a common association. A banana-sign could not be demonstrated. There is also a 5 MB videoclip of the exam,
The spinal defect in axial sections:
The spinal defect in coronal sections:
The bilateral club feet: