Spalding sign

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

For early 3rd trimester scan. No complaints.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Overlapping of skull bones due to collapsed fetal brain.

Case Discussion

Overlapping of skull bones known as the Spalding sign; suggesting fetal death in utero. 

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Case information

rID: 36802
Published: 12th May 2015
Last edited: 19th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included