Anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (fetus)

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Primigravida for 8 months scan. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

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


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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