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2009-11-05-16 Cephalocele © Andrade



Adolfo Sanchez Andrade, MD.

Gabinete De Ultrasonido Diagnostico, San Andres Tuxtla, Veracruz, Mexico. Universidad Autonoma De Morelos - Division De Posgrado.


Case Report

The following images show a case of encephalocele diagnosed at 30 weeks of gestation. 26-year-old G1 P0 was referred to our department for her first ultrasound scan at 30 weeks of her pregnancy. We have seen a brain tissue protruding out of the skull. Large encephalocele with adverse prognosis for the fetus was diagnosed.

Image 1,2: Images show a sagittal view of the fetus with a protruding brain tissue in the occipital region of the skull.


Image 3,4: Image 3 shows a encephalocele indicated by arrows; Image 4 shows a transverse view of the fetal head note the skull and encephalocele behind it.


Image 5,6: Images show an encephalocele.


Image 7,8: Image 7 shows a 2D picture of the fetal face; Image 8 shows a 3D image of the fetal profile. 


Video 1: Video shows a recording from the ultrasound examination at 30 weeks, note large encephalocele.



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