Spalding sign

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Antenatal scan at 28 weeks gestation.

Patient Data

Gender: Female


Case Discussion

Prenatal ultrasound demonstrates the Spalding sign: overlapping of the fetal skull bones. This finding was originally described for abdominal radiographs and is indicative of fetal demise.

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Case information

rID: 8266
Published: 20th Jan 2010
Last edited: 1st May 2016
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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