Rachischisis

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

Presentation

Routine second trimester antenatal scan.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Diverging lamina throughout fetal spine.

Case Discussion

This is a case of rachischischis totalis or complete spina bifida, where a complete opening of the spine is evident. 

Unlike cases of spina bifida occulta, the presence of complete spina bifida is generally fatal.

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Case information

rID: 88957
Published: 25th Apr 2021
Last edited: 30th Apr 2021
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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