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2008-06-21-08 Acrania, exencephaly – three cases © Cuillier www.thefetus.net/
Acrania, exencephaly – three cases

Fabrice Cuillier, MD*; P. Lemaire, MD**; J. P. Pilou, MD***; El Ad, MD****.

 

*     Department of Gynecology, Felix Martin" Hospital, 97460 Saint-Paul, Ile de la Réunion, France;
**    Department of Gynecology, Félix Guyon" Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France;
***   Radiologist, Félix Guyon" Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France;
**** Gynecologist, Sainte-clothilde clinic, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.

 

Case report
 
The following images show three cases of acrania and exencephaly diagnosed during the first trimester ultrasonography. Karyotype was normal in all three cases and pregnancies were interrupted.

Case one

Images 1, 2: Sagittal scans of the fetus with acrania and exencephaly.

 

Images 3, 4: Sagittal and transverse scans showing acrania and exencephaly.

 

Images 5, 6: 3D images showing acrania and exencephaly.

 

Case two

Images 7, 8: Fetal head with exencephaly.

 

Images 9, 10: 3D images showing exencephaly.

 

Case three

Images 11, 12: Images show acranial head of the fetus with exencephaly.

 

Images 13, 14: Detailed view at the fetal skull with exencephaly.

 

Images 15, 16: 2D and 3D images showing exencephaly.

 

 

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