Limb body wall complex (photo)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Antenatal ultrasound revealed an abnormality. Spontanous labour began at 33W6D, resulting in an emergency C-section.

Patient Data

Age: neonate
Gender: Male

A large abdominal wall defect is present with most of the abdominal organs located external to the body cavity. A pronounced kypho-scoliosis also noted. 

These images have been donated to by the parents of this neonate, who passed away shortly after birth. The baby's face has not been obscured / blacked out at the request of the parents. 

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Case information

rID: 31526
Published: 15th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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