Floating head appearance

A floating head appearance refers to imaging features observed typically on antenatal ultrasound with certain skeletal dysplasias such as achondrogenesis.  

Against the background of a poorly-mineralized spine, a normally ossified skull is seen giving an impression of a floating head.

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Article information

rID: 21208
System: Obstetrics
Section: Signs
Tags: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Floating head - antenatal ultrasound

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