Iniencephaly with diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Paresh K Desai


Antenatal MRI for suspected anomaly on Ultrasound

Patient Data

Age: antenatal

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.



Selected coronal and axial T2 images show:

  • extended fetal head position, with the posterior part of the fetal brain is over the cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae, consistent with iniencephaly 
  • multiple fluid-filled structures are noted at both sides of the thorax, suggestive of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Case Discussion

MRI confirms the presence of iniencephaly and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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