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2005-05-23-21 Anencephaly © Grochal  


Frantisek Grochal, MD

Obstetrical and gynecological department of the Central Military Hospital in Ruzomberok, Slovak Republic

This is a 20 years old primigravida, with insignificant history, first time presented to our department at 16 weeks of gestation. These are some of the scans.

Coronal view of the fetal face showing striking orbits and absence of calvaria.


Sagittal scan  (only residual occipital part of calvaria is visible)

Parsagittal scan through the fetal skull showing absence of brain and calvaria cephalad to the orbit.


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