Sonographic markers of exencephaly at 9+3 weeks of gestation

Citation
R. Becker et al., Sonographic markers of exencephaly at 9+3 weeks of gestation, ULTRASOUN O, 16(6), 2000, pp. 582-584
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Reproductive Medicine
Journal title
ULTRASOUND IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
ISSN journal
0960-7692 → ACNP
Volume
16
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
582 - 584
Database
ISI
SICI code
0960-7692(200011)16:6<582:SMOEA9>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Following the introduction of transvaginal sonography several first trimest er diagnoses of the exencephaly anencephaly sequence have been reported wit h the earliest being described at 10 weeks of gestation. We report a case w ith a high index of suspicion for exencephaly as 9 weeks and 3 days because of three sonographic features: the cranial pole of the embryo was smaller than the chest, the cranial pole bulged dorsally and the surface of the cra nium was irregular The diagnosis was confirmed by a repeat ultrasound exami nation at 11 + 4 weeks and by autopsy after termination of pregnancy.