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2007-01-29-11 Spina bifida, lumbar © Cuillier

Spina bifida, lumbar


Fabrice Cuillier, MD

Department of Gynecology, Felix Guyon Hospital, 97400 Saint- Denis, Ile de la Reunion, France; tel: 0262 90 55 22; fax : 0262 90 77 30


Case report

This is a case of lumbar spina bifida revealed only at 33rd week of pregnancy due to the patient habitus (her weight was 125 kg). Karyotype was normal (46, XY). The parents opted termination of the pregnancy. Here are some  images we obtained.

Images 1, 2. Transverse cerebral plane (left) showing dilated lateral ventricles and sagittal plane through lumbar spine showing meningocele (right).


Images 3, 4. 2D sagittal plane through lumbar spine showing meningocele (left) and 3D coronal plane through lumbar rachischisis (right).



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