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2007-04-20-10 Anencephaly, 25th week © Sanchez

Anencephaly, 25th week

Marcos Antonio Velasco Sanchez, MD; Adolfo Sanchez Andrade, MD; Candelairo Conda Moreno, MD; Arely Valtierra Mendoza, MD.

Gabinete De Ultrasonido Diagnostico, San Andres Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico. Universidad Autonoma De Morelos - Division De Posgrado. Instituto Mexicano De Diagnostico Por Imagen. I. M. D. I. Campus - Guerrero - Veracruz - Mexico.

This is a 19-year-old woman with unremarkable history scanned at 24+6 weeks of gestational age. The ultrasound investigation revealed anencephaly. These are some of the images we obtained.

Images 1, 2. 2D ultrasonography at 25th week of pregnancy. Image 1 shows the coronal plane through fetal orbits with missing forehead above; Image 2 shows parasagittal scan through the fetal skull with characteristic anencephalic profile of the fetus (missing brain and cranial vault).


Images 3. 3D ultrasonography at 25th week of pregnancy showing the face of the baby with missing forehead.

Images 4, 5. Postnatal appearance of the baby.


Images 6, 7. Postnatal appearance of the baby.



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