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2007-11-12-14 Diastematomyelia © Andreeva

Elena Andreeva, MD; Natalia Odegova, MD; Natalia Bortnovskaya, MD.

Medical Genetic Center, Gomel, Belarus. 



Case report

The following images show a case of the diastematomyelia detected at 17 weeks of pregnancy of a 19-year-old woman. Karyotype of the fetus was normal (46, XX). The parents opted for the termination of the pregnancy ant the diagnosis was confirmed.

Images 1, 2: Images show a transverse (Image 1) and a coronal (Image 2) scans of the fetal spine (at the level of Th 2 - Th 6) with diastematomyelia. A septum partially subdivides the vertebral canal and the spinal cord into the two parts.


Image 3: The image shows transverse scan of the fetal head with normal anatomy.


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