Prenatal diagnosis of exencephaly

G. Devi, B. Shindel, C. C. Coulson, Claudia Kasales

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Abstract

Exencephaly is a rare congenital anomaly, thought to be a precursor of anencephaly, thought to be a precursor of anencephaly. Like anencephaly, this abnormality is characterized by absence of the cranial vault above the orbits. However, unlike anencephaly, discrete, sometimes disorganized, brain tissue can be identified above the cranial defect. In this article, the authors report a case of exencephaly diagnosed prenatally during transvaginal ultrasound examination, with anatomic and pathologic correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 1998

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Devi, G., Shindel, B., Coulson, C. C., & Kasales, C. (1998). Prenatal diagnosis of exencephaly. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 14(2), 71-73. https://doi.org/10.1177/875647939801400205