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2007-11-12-10 Occipital meningocele © Orvain
Occipital meningocele

E. Orvain, MD*; Fabrice Cuillier, MD**.


*  Department of Gynecology, Felix Martin"Hospital, 97460 Saint-Paul, Ile de la Réunion, France.  

** Department of Gynecology, Félix Guyon’Hospital, 97400 Saint-Denis, Ile de la Réunion, France.


Case report

The following images show a case of the occipital meningocele detected at 13th week of pregnancy. Absence of the occipital skull, with a posterior cystic lesion (15x10 mm) representing the occipital meningocele was seen. The parents opted for the interruption of the pregnancy. The final diagnosis was posterior occipital meningocele.  

Images 1, 2: The images show sagittal scans of the fetal head. The occipital bony structures are missing and the meningocele protruding dorsally is visible.


Images 3, 4: The images show oblique scans of the fetal occipital region with the meningocele.




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