Myelomeningocoele - fetal

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


2nd gravida for anomaly scan.

Patient Data

Age: 23 yrs

Antenatal ultrasound

There is dilatation of bilateral lateral cerebral ventricles. 
There is the presence of lemon shaped skull and banana shaped cerebellum.
Spina bifida is seen involving lower dorsal and lumbar region involving more than 6 - 7 vertebre. Spinal cord / cauda equina is attached to posterior soft tissue at the level of spina bifida.

There is normal amount of liquor.

Case Discussion

Findings of fetal myelomeningocele with secondary cranial changes.

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Case information

rID: 40698
Published: 30th Oct 2015
Last edited: 25th Dec 2019
System: Spine, Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included