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2004-07-27-11 Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita © Manohar

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

S. Manohar, MD, DMRD 

Madurai, India.

These are the antenatal scans of a fetus diagnosed with Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita at 23 weeks of gestation.


Angular deformity of the spine:

Fixed flexion deformity of the elbows:

Fixed flexion deformity of the hips. Also noted is bilateral congenital talipes equino varus:

Fixed flexion at the hips, extension at the knees and bilateral congenital talipes equino varus, with wrists against the chin:

Both the wrists held in a fixed position against the chin:

The pregnancy was terminated at 23 weeks. The postabortal photographs strikingly resemble the 3-D images shown above.



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