2007-01-10-08 Spina bifida, lumbar © Sanchez www.thefetus.net/
Spina bifida, lumbar
Marcos Antonio Velasco Sanchez, MD, CC Moreno, MD, AS Salgado, MD, JMA Caro, MD, MC Castaneda, MD, MAV Perez, MD.
Department of Gynecology. Hosital General S. S. A. Acapulco Gro. Mex. Instituto Mexicano de Diagnostico por Imagen. Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico.
This is a 26-year-old primigravida, G2P1, referred to our centre at 36th week of pregnancy due to suspected hydrocephalus. Our examination revealed large cystic mass at the level of lumbar region concordant with lumbar spina bifida and hydrocephalus of the fetus. The baby was delivered at 38th week. Here are some images we obtained.
Images 1, 2. Conspicuous hydrocephalus of the fetus.
Images 3, 4. Sagittal and transverse plane through lumbar spinal defect.
Images 5, 6. Postnatal appearance of the baby.