2004-07-27-11 Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita © Manohar www.thefetus.net/
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
S. Manohar, MD, DMRD
These are the antenatal scans of a fetus diagnosed with Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita at 23 weeks of gestation.
Angular deformity of the spine:
Fixed flexion deformity of the elbows:
Fixed flexion deformity of the hips. Also noted is bilateral congenital talipes equino varus:
Fixed flexion at the hips, extension at the knees and bilateral congenital talipes equino varus, with wrists against the chin:
Both the wrists held in a fixed position against the chin:
The pregnancy was terminated at 23 weeks. The postabortal photographs strikingly resemble the 3-D images shown above.