Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2016; 76 - P53
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1583826

Ultrasound contribution in antenatal diagnosis of celosomy

A Gharsa 1, J Diari 1, S Schlömann 1, D Jaziri 1, D Chelly 1
  • 1Department of gynecology and obstetrics A, Tunis, Tunisie


The developmental anomaly characterized by protrusion of the viscera from and their presence outside the body cavity is called celosomy. Its antenatal diagnostic became easier.

Clinical case:

We reported the case of Mrs Sarra, 33 year-old, without significant pathological history. She was primiparous. She consulted at 14 weeks of gestation.

The first ultrasound at this age pregnancy shows a defect in the abdominal wall. The liver and heart were visualized bathing in amniotic fluid. An aspect of hydrocephalus was noted with exes of the amniotic fluid. An abortion was performed and the examination of the fetus revealed a short cord, hypoplasia of the cervical spine, a single artery cord, a closed neural tube defect associated with an exomphalos.


Antenatal ultrasound can make the diagnosis of abnormalities of the anterior abdominal wall (upper celosomia, middle and lower), specify their extensive search and prognostic factors. It allows orientating the neonatal therapeutic conduct by the approach of the nature of the anomaly.