Spalding sign

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Antenatal scan at 28 weeks gestation.

Patient Data

Gender: Female
ultrasound

A single image from a prenatal ultrasound demonstrates the Spalding sign, overlapping of the fetal skull bones.

Case Discussion

The Spalding sign was originally described for abdominal radiographs and is indicative of fetal demise.

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