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2005-11-28-16 Rachischisis © Deshayes www.thefetus.net/


Rachischisis

Deshayes M, MD*, Cuillier F**, MD, Gaud J, MD#

** Echography room, Moufia’s street, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.
** Department of Gynecology, Hôpital Félix Guyon, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.
*** Department of Radiology, Clinique Sainte Clothilde, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.

This is the  first pregnancy of a nonconsanguinous couple. The first scan was performed at 14 weeks gestation. There was a rachischisis and an Arnold Chiari sign was present. The parents were informed and opted to interrupt the pregnancy. The diagnosis was confirmed after postmortem examination. A spiral CT scan was also performed.


View at 14 weeks showing Arnold Chiari malformation and vertebral deformation.

3D view showing the spine deformation.

Spirales scan showing the spine disorganization.

Scan postmortem view of the embryo


Postmortem view of the embryo. Note the rachischisis.


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