Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (fetus)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Primigravida for 8 months scan. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

Single, live, intrauterine fetus with growth corresponding to 31 weeks

Ultrasound

The images show normal anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments as hypoechoic band between femur and tibia. There are non-ossified distal femur epiphysis, proximal tibial epiphysis and patella.

Case Discussion

The case shows cruciate ligaments of knee in a fetus.

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