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2007-06-22-09 Spina bifida © Kacar www.thefetus.net/
Spina bifida

Alaattin Kacar, MD; Mehmet Ince, MD; Mehmet Akif Sanli; Burhan Seker, MD.

Balikesir, Turkey.

These are some images of a fetus with lumbar spina bifida

Images 1, 2: Transverse scans through the fetal skull. Image 1 shows an abnormal shape of the skull "lemon sign". Image 2 shows curved cerebellum "banana sign".

 

Images 3, 4: Coronal and transverse scans of the fetal spine showing spina bifida at the level of lumbar spine.

 

Image 5: Detailed coronal scan of the fetal spine showing spina bifida.

 

 

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