|Patient: 29 year old female|
A 29 year old female came in for Gestational age confirmation ultrasound.
G-2 P-1, LMP- unknown
There is a single live intrauterine pregnancy seen. The fetus measure 12 weeks 6 day by crown rump length. The EDD is 9/30/10.
The fetal head is abnormal in appearance. The fetal brain demonstrates an abnormal configuration. Cranium bone is not seen. The fetal spine looks abnormal in appearance. The normal fetal heart rate 150 beats per minute is noted.
Acrania, also known as exencephaly, is a lethal anomaly that manifests as absence of the cranial bones with the presence of complete, although abnormal, development of the cerebral hemispheres.
Patients with this condition may have elevated maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein.
The prognosis is lethal, 50% are stillborn and the other 50% die in neonatal period.
|References: Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography, 6th edition by Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert|
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Case Number: 39907022Last Updated: 04-26-2010 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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