Strawberry skull

Strawberry skull refers to the shape of the head on an antenatal ultrasound.

Epidemiology

Associations

In general, strawberry skull is considered one of the nonspecific 'soft markers' for abnormal fetal development. It is considered more closely associated with trisomy 18 (Edward syndrome).

Radiographic features

Antenatal ultrasound
  • brachycephaly with an increased cephalic index
  • flattened occiput (due to hypoplasia of occipital lobes, brainstem and cerebellum)
  • pointed frontal bones with hypoplasia of the frontal lobes of the brain.
Inspired signs
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Article information

rID: 2093
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Strawberry shaped skull
  • Strawberry skull shape

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