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2015-10-03  Spina Bifida  © Lilit Hovsepyan

Spina bifida, 12 week

Case report

This images and videos show a case of spina bifida diagnosed at 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Images 1, 2: 2D sagital views of the fetus showing abnormal aspect of the octopus-like appearance of the midbrain structures.


Images 3, 4: 
2D axial view of the posterior fossa shows obliteration of the cisterna magna; coronal section of the lumbar spine shows spina bifida.


Videos 1, 2: 
 2D axial view of the posterior fossa shows abnormally shaped cerebellum (banana sign); oblique section of the lumpar spine shows spina bifida.

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