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2013-06-03-20 Alobar holoprosencephaly with proboscis and  synophthalmia © Sadat

Alobar holoprosencephaly with proboscis and synophthalmia


K. Anwer Sadat, MD, DMRD

Tiruvarur medical centre, No 5, Javulikara street, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu-610001, India


Case report

24-year-old G1P0 from a remote rural area first time reported to our center at 37 weeks. Our ultrasonographic examination showed a "pancake type" alobar holoprosencephaly with proboscis. The fetus had single orbit with fused occular globes:synophthalmia.

Image 1 and video 1: 37 weeks of pregnancy; the image and video show fetal head with alobar holoprosencephaly. The video also shows proboscis and synophthalmia of the fetus.


Images 2, 3
37 weeks of pregnancy; the images show fetal head with proboscis and synophthalmia.


Video 2 and image 4: The video shows 3D imaging of fetal head with proboscis at 
37 weeks of pregnancy. The image 4 shows postnatal appearance of the holoprosencephalic newborn with proboscis and synophthalmia.


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