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2001-11-30-12 Case of the week #63 © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/

Case #63

November 30-December 13,  2001

Fabrice Cuillier, MD, Jacques Bidault, MD

From the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, rue des Topazes, 97400 Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, France. Ph : 0262 90 55 22. Fax : 0262 90 77 30. 

This 25 week fetus has an unusual finding in the neck. During swallowing the mass was pulled towards the retropharynx and its walls appeared soft and malleable.

Coronal view (on the right image the baby is oriented 180 degree to the orientation on the left image).

Sagittal view

Base of the mouth

The normal heart and the stomach

The prenatal MRI demonstrates the same findings:

What is (are) the finding(s) and diagnosis ?

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