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2014-11-24-21 Osteogenesis imperfecta type II © Bronshtein

Osteogenesis imperfecta type II

Moshe Bronshtein
, MD.

Haifa, Israel.

Case report

Following images and videos show two cases of osteogenesis imperfecta type II. Case 1 was seen at 15 weeks of gestation; case two was seen at 14 weeks of gestation.

Case 1 (15 weeks of pregnancy):

Image 1, video 1: The image and video show hypomineralization of the fetal skull.


Image 2, video 2: The image and video show hypoplastic chest with deformed ribs of the fetus.


Images 3, 4, 5, and videos 3, 4, 5: The images and videos show fractures of all long bones (femur, tibia, radius), hypomineralization of the bones (note that both cortical parts of the long bones are clearly visible).




Case 2 (14 weeks of pregnancy):

In this case of osteogenesis imperfecta the only remarkable findings were fractures of the fetal femurs.

Images 6, 7, and video 6, 7: The images and videos show 
fractures of the fetal femurs.



Image 8: Pathological specimen showing fetal eye with blue sclera.


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