Exencephaly

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Primigravida. 12 weeks of amenorrhea. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

There is a single live intrauterine fetus corresponding to the gestational age. There is an absent cranial vault cephalad to the orbits. The brain tissue is dangling in the amniotic fluid. The rest of fetal anatomical surgery is normal.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings favor exencephaly.

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Case information

rID: 90446
Published: 18th Jun 2021
Last edited: 18th Jun 2021
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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