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2007-08-13-11 Answer to the case of the week #206 © Andreeva

Answer to the case of the week #206

November 15 - November 29, 2007

Elena Andreeva, MD*; Svetlana Tchuchvaga, MD*; Natalia Bortnovskaya*, MD; Ekaterina Stog, MD**.

*    Medical Genetic Center, Gomel, Belarus;

**   Pathological Department, Gomel, Belarus. 


Case report

Here are some 2D images of a 27 weeks old fetus of a 28-year-old woman (G2P1). Her 12th and 21st ultrasounds were normal. The ultrasound study demonstrated an intracranial tumor. The pathological study of the tumor revealed ependymoma (a glial tumor that arises from the ependymal cells within the CNS). Parents opted for the termination of the pregnancy in 28 weeks.

Images 1, 2: 27 weeks of pregnancy. Transverse images of the fetal skull show intracranial mass representing ependymoma.


Video 1: 27 weeks of pregnancy. The video shows transverse plane of the fetal skull with intracranial mass representing ependymoma.


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