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2003-11-03-14 Spina bifida, 3D © Quintero


Spina bifida, 3D

Juan Carlos Quintero Mejia, MD

Cali Colombia, Centro Medico Imbanaco.Unidad de Diagnostico Prenatal.

This is a 17-year-old primigravida at 25 weeks with no remarkable history. The fetus has a large open lumbar spina bifida. The ultrasound examination demonstrates ventriculomegaly, banana sign and normal motility of the legs. The 3D images demonstrate the extend of the defect

The banana and lemon sign

3D of the defect:

Normal face:

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