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2014-04-02-22 Fetal alcohol syndrome © Cuillier

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fabrice Cuillier, MD; M. Mardamootoo.

Department of Gynecology, Felix Guyon Hospital, Saint-Denis, Reunion, France.

Case report

Following images show a case of fetal alcohol syndrome seen in a fetus of a 42-year-old alcohol abuser woman (G9P8). Her first scan was done at 20 weeks of her gestation and revealed intrauterine growth restriction, ventricular septal defect of the heart, hyperechoic kidneys, and long round philtrum of the fetus. Later scans showed similar findings.

The newborn was delivered at 36 weeks and diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome was confirmed.

Images 1, 2, 3, and 4: The images show ventricular septal defect of the heart.


Images 5-10: The images show hyperechoic kidneys of the fetus.



Images 11, 12: Fetal profile showing long round philtrum of the fetus. 


Images 13, 14, 15, and 16: 3D images show fetal face with prominent long philtrum. 



Images 17, 18: Postnatal images of the newborn with fetal alcohol syndrome - long smooth philtrum and thin upper lip can be seen.


Image 19: Fetal biometry - the charts show intrauterine growth restriction of the fetus.

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