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2004-06-16 Meningocele © Jeanty



Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD, Chaitali Shah, MD, Cerine Jeanty

Tennessee Women"s Care, Nashville TN

This fetus is at 20 weeks and demonstrates the following features:            
• Mild hydrocephalus (lateral ventricles measure 12mm)
• Scalloped frontal horns
• Caudal cerebellar displacement into the posterior fossa (Arnold-Chiari malformation).
• Meningocele and spina bifida is seen at the level of the sacrum.

The following is a video clip demonstrating the abnormality. 



The ultrasound image below shows the lumbar meningocele:

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