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2007-11-15-02 Chiari malformation, type II, 17 weeks © Syla
Chiari malformation, type II, 17 weeks 


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 17 weeks of pregnancy of a 19-year-old woman (G1P0) with non-contributive history.


Images 1 and 2: 17 weeks of pregnancy; transverse scans of the "lemon-shaped" fetal skull. The image 1 shows a "banana-shaped" cerebellum. The image 2 shows the dilated lateral cerebral ventricles.


Images 3 and 4: 17 weeks of pregnancy; the image 3 shows sagittal scan of the fetal lumbar spine with the spina bifida; the image 4 shows transverse scan of the fetal abdomen at the level of the umbilical cord attachment. The spina bifida is visible protruding dorsally out of the spine.


Images 5 and 6: Pathological specimens of the fetus with spina bifida and deformed skull.


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