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2007-10-22-15 Chiari malformation, type II © Syla
Chiari malformation, type II 

Bajram H. Syla, MD*; Shqipe Fetiu, MD**; Shpresa Tafarshiku, MD*.

*   Gynecological Clinic  “Dr. Bajrami” , Ferizaj , Kosova;
**  University Clinical Center – Gynecological Clinic, Pristine, Kosova.

Case report

The following images show a case of spina bifida with the Chiari malformation type II diagnosed at 20th week of pregnancy.


Images 1 and 2: 20 weeks of pregnancy; transverse scans of the "lemon-shaped" fetal skull. The image 2 shows a "banana-shaped" cerebellum.


Images 3 and 4:  20 weeks of pregnancy; transverse scans of the "lemon-shaped" fetal skull and mild ventriculomegaly (Image 3).


Images 5 and 6:  20 weeks of pregnancy; the image 5 show transverse (left part of the image) and coronal (right side of the image) scans of the fetal lumbar spine with spina bifida. The image 6 shows club foot of the fetus.


Images 7 and 8: Pathological images of the fetus; the image 7 shows the spinal defect; and the image 8 shows club feet of the fetus.




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