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2010-09-21-10 Anencephaly © Velasco Sanchez
Anencephaly Marcos Antonio Velasco Sanchez, MD., Candelario Conda Moreno, MD., Jhony De La Cruz Vargas, MD., Andres Zurita Zurita, MD.

Hospital General Donato G Alarcon De Ciudad Renacimiento De Acapulco Guerrero, Mexico. Facultad De medicina, Division De Posgrado De La Facultad De Medicina De La Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico. 

Case report

A 18-year-old G3 P2 was referred to our department at 31 weeks of gestation. Our ultrasound examination showed increased amount of the amniotic fluid and anencephaly. Clinical examination of the fetus confirmed our diagnosis.

Images 1,2: Image 1 shows a coronal view of the face. Note bulging eyes (frog's eyes) and absence of the cranium above the orbits. Image 2 shows a parasagittal view, cranium above the orbits is absent.

Images 3,4: Images of the fetus showing absence of the cranium and brain.


Videos 1-4: Videos of the fetal head, note bulging eyes and absent cranial vaults.

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