Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


Female presented at 18 weeks gestation, to confirm her previous reports mentioning a gross congenital anomaly. It took some sonographic demonstration to convince her about the situation.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Antenatal ultrasound

Ultrasound demonstrates absence of skull and cerebral hemispheres as described in images.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound is an extremely important tool in the assessment of pregnancies. In this case of anencephaly, the features are striking, and are not compatible with life. Patient was aborted, and anencephaly was confirmed post-abortus also.

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Case information

rID: 10478
Published: 16th Aug 2010
Last edited: 26th Nov 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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