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2012-12-14-09 Winners of the case of the week for 2012 © Jeanty

Winners of the Case of the Week, 2012
This is the 14th year that we are posting the list of winners. Overall 365 participants found at least one correct answer for our cases of the weeks this year. Many more people just looked and tried to solve our cases from time to time. As usual I am humbled by the quality of all those who answered, their dedication to learning and their efforts in solving very difficult cases on just a few images. Congratulations to all sucessfull solvers! I would also like to thank all of those who had the generosity of their time to share their cases, would not be able to continue without those.
A particular thanks, as always goes to Fabrice Cuillier for all his superbly documented cases.  
Moreover, there are another and new contributors for the case of the weeks as well as for the articles such as Dr Francesco Contarin, Dr Elena Andreeva , Dr Moshe Bronshtein, Dr E
mmanuel Julien, etc... Finally, thanks to Mikhail Medvedev(Михаил Медведев), for all his support in Russia and Eastern countries.
So for 2013, send in your good cases, you will make me immensely happy, tell your friends about the site (sometimes I travel to countries were very few people have actually visited) and good luck in your studies and lives!

Philippe & Tu

PS: In case I forgot to include your winning entry, please do remind me (send the E-mail). You will not offend me at all!

Top first time winners - physicians


Adriano Pienaro Chrisostomo 
25 solved cases, Brazil




Dr Chrisostomo works at IMMEF – Instituto da Mulher e Medicina Fetal (Institute for Women and Fetal Medicine) in Curitiba (South of Brazil). 

He has worked as a doctor of fetal medicine and prenatal diagnosis for about 16 years.




Simon Castro, 
solved cases, Mexico

Dr Castro lives in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. 

He works in the obstetrics and gynecology department at a local general hospital.
"I like to go to the beach together with my family, Cancun is our preferred place. My favorite hobby is in the night to turn on my laptop and read everything related with prenatal diagnosis, my favorite web place is TheFetus net. We never learn enough, there is always something around the corner, and when you think you know it all, something new comes out and that is what makes my life and work more interesting."


Firas Abdeljawad, 
22 solved cases,  Palestine


Dr Abdeljawad from Palestine is working in Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem. He did a 2-year fellowship in fetal 
medicine in London with professor Kypros Nicolaides. After finishing the fellowship in 2010, he came back to Palestine to start working in hospital and private clinic . 




Peter Conner, 
solved cases, Sweden


Dr Conner works at the center for Fetal Medicine at the Karolinska university hospital in Stockholm Sweden since 1995.

" is a great site for everyone involved in fetal medicine. I enjoy the challenge of the case of the week especially syndromes and skeletal dysplasias  that offer a new opportunity to learn and see something new. When I have some free time I spend it with my family and dog or on the golf course".




Inessa Safonova, 
20 solved cases,  Ukraine


Dr Safonova has been working in ob/gyn ultrasound at Kharkiv regional perinatal center about 13 years. She is also an assistant of professor at the Medical Postgraduated Academy. 




Celine Descriaud
19 solved cases,  France

Dr Descriaud, 36 years old, is the mother of 3 wonderful children, 2 boys and1 girl (11, 9 and 2 years old).

She lives and works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Saint Avertin (near the city of Tours) in the Loire Valley in France. Fetal scanning is her principal clinical activity. 



Murad Esetov
18 solved cases, Dagestan

The Republic of Dagestan (also spelled Daghestan) is a republic of Russia, located in the North Caucasus region. Its capital and the largest city is Makhachkala, located at the center of Dagestan on the Caspian Sea. With a population of  2,910,249. 

Dr Esetov works as a doctor in the prenatal diagnosis of the Republic Clinical Hospital in Makhachkala for over 20 years. He has two daughters, a son and four grandchildren. 

He also sent some very interesting cases. Thanks for your support to the website.


Selcuk Pervaz
18 solved cases,  Turkey

Dr Pervaz lives and works as a radiologist in his private office, in Manavgat, a small city near Antalya. He loves fetal ultrasonography and loves pencil drawing. Here is his self portrait.



Emad Abd-Alraheem Elshorbagy,
 17 solved cases, Egypt


Dr. Elshorbagy is working as consultant of imaging diagnosis, especially in ultrasound at Nasr City hospital of health insurance – Cairo – Egypt. He has practised the subspecialty of Obs/Gyn ultrasound since 1990. 


Omer Ata16 solved cases, Turkey



Dr Ata is working in Ankara, the Capital city of Turkey, at a physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital. Now he is working on musculoskeletal MRI, Breast and Obstetric-gynecology ultrasounds. His only hobby is his 30-meter long boat that docked in İstanbul, he likes spending time with it ( however, that is just a "wish" to him - "of course I don't have one"). His hobbies are space sciences, and ancient history.

"It is a great pleasure that trying to solve cases. I've realized that I am learning  so many new things while trying to solve your cases. 

I would like to thank all the authors and the ones who have contributed."




Nabil Thawabteh, 16 solved cases, Palestine


Dr. Nabil Thawabteh from Palestine , MBBS , OBS & GYN , Fetal medicine consultant, graduated from Jordan university hospital, specialized in AL-Makased  hospital in East Jerusalem, and had an instructive course in fetal medicine from Queen Elizabeth hospital in Bermingham UK, and now working in fetal medicine unit in Al-Makased hospital and in Razan medical center for IVF and assisted reproduction in Ramallah  





Previous top winners - physicians

Philippe Deblieck
, 26 solved cases, Germany


Dr Deblieck is also one of the enthusitatic doctors who has sent the cases and followed up the website for many years.

"Many little people doing many little things in many little places can change the face of the world" and with these cases from all the world make me feel that I am not alone in my little pratice in Germany. As I wrote to Philippe for several years, The Fetus is simply … the fifth dimension of Ultrasound. I am happy to belong to this great international  family !"




Christa Faschingbauer
, 26 solved cases, Germany

Dr Faschingbauer has been among top winners for many years. She is a very quick-witted responder and her accurate answers come immediately after a new COW is posted. She also managed to solve all our cases this year.


Emmanuel Julien
, 26 solved cases, France


Dr Julien has been concentrating on fetuses with birth defects for many years. His experience helped him to solve our cases with an ease and so is among the winners for this year again.
Emmanuel loves painting and here is his first self portrait oil on canevas from 1987.

"I am a child and it is always a pleasure to play Sherlock Holmes by trying to find the COWs and it is a very good way of learning and of remaining awake"





Nickolay Petrovich Veropotvelyan 
26 solved cases, Ukraine




Dr Veropotvelyan
 is from Ukraine and works as a director of the Multiregional Medical Genetics and Prenatal Diagnostics Center in Kryvyi Rih. He is also a vice-president of the Perinatal Medicine Ukrainian Association and specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Genetics, Ultrasound diagnostics and also in Organization and management of public health. He is married and has two sons.

Nickolay was awarded - Zolotiy Hrest Chesti I Zvytyagy  “Lytsar Vitchyzny” - a Gold Cross of Honor and Valor ”Knight of Fatherland” and a sword (inscribed with his name) of the “Ukrainian Knight Legion”.

Nickolay stands among winners for the third time in this competition. He solved 26 of our cases this year, and his answers are usually very straightforward and accurate.



Victoria Bogomazova, 
25 solved cases, 





Dr Bogomazova lives and works in Donetsk City (Eastern Ukraine) as a doctor of Prenatal Diagnostics in the Donetsk Regional Medical Association for more than 20 years.

"I like my specialty; it demands the constant improvement of my professional skills, strong wish to learn something new for me. Every year, I participate in the international conferences, where I can share my experience and familiarize myself with the world tendencies in modern medicine.

I like reading, attending of the classical music concerts, and I also like bicycle tours. 
I wish you a happy New Year and scoring big successes in your work."




Albana Cerekja
, 25 solved cases, Italy


This is the third time, Dr Cerekja
 is in the top winners list. She always try to solve all the cases and is among the first persons who sent the answer right after we posted the new cases.:)

"I continue to do my job with love and devotion and study a lot to do always better."



Victoria Lysenko, 
solved cases, Ukraine


Victoria has been practicing ultrasound for 18 years. She is married, has two children (son and daughter) and a little grandson. She likes reading, painting and going on trips.

Besides her family and other activities she found a time for our cases and this year is the second year that she is in the top winner list.




Seerat Malhotra25 solved cases, 



Dr Malhotra is an Ob-Gynecologist currently working in Oman as a senior consultant. 

"I was waiting for the opportunity to be in winners list so that I could thank Dr Jeanty for putting up such a wonderful site which keeps us on our toes & gives us a continuous drive to update, learn & keep up with a fast growing subspeciality of Ob-gyn ultrasound. The devotion of his time is exceptional & incomparable."



Miguel Merino25 solved cases, 
El Salvador



Dr Merino lives in Salvador, he is working as a perinatologist in a private clinic and gynecologic hospital. He participated in the website since 1999.




Ebubekir Unlu
, 25 solved cases, Turkey

Dr Unlu is retired and opened a new private office, in Mugla--Turkey. is his biggest hobby.:)

He is also one of the enthusiated solvers for most of the cases.


Previous top winners - sonographers

Dianna Heidinger
, solved cases, USA


Dianna stands among top winners for many years. She is one of those quick responders who are eagerly waiting for a new case of the week.
I work at Desert Perinatal as a sonographer. I have a husband, two dogs and an African Grey parrot. Hobbies: listening to music, reading, walks with the dogs.  Pretty boring stuff!"



Susan Byers
,  solved cases, USA

Susan has been dedicated solver of our cases for several years. 

She is the Ultrasound Education Coordinator for a large maternal-fetal medicine division that now includes 16 other sonographers.  

"I spend much of my free time outdoors with an adopted, very energetic Airedale terrier I adore.  I reside in southern coastal Maine and enjoy visits with family & friends as well as doing projects on my home. I reference many, many times on a daily basis and could not live without it!  Thank you so much to my friend Philippe and all the people that love, and take care of"




Laurie Briare
,  solved cases, USA

Laurie has 
worked in Maternal Fetal Medicine  since 1994.

She currently works at Desert Perinatal Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada

In particular, Laurie enjoys fetal echo and 3D/4D.

She is married  and has 3 daughters and a son-in-law.

She enjoys yoga and watching her daughter play soccer.



Bethany Boyette
solved cases, USA



Bethany was in the top winners list since 2006.
She came to the Fetal Echo course this year for the second time !



Valerie Jackson
,  solved cases, USA


Valerie has been performing ultrasounds since 1996 and she is registered in OB/Gyn, Abdomen, Breast, and Vascular ultrasound.
She likes travelling, scuba diving, reading, cooking and enjoys photography.

"One of the things I love about MFM sonography and is the opportunity to solve a challenging case and see some rare and unusual anomaly or syndrome. Some weeks I can’t wait for Thursday to come around so that I can read the new COW that has been posted"

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