Am J Perinatol 2003; 20(6): 293-296
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-42692
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Antenatal Imaging of a Near-Term Fetus with Primary Acalvaria

Peter Raupp1 , Michael Nork2 , Inge Kappel3
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • 2Department of Radiology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Publication Date:
06 October 2003 (online)

ABSTRACT

We report a near-term fetus with primary acalvaria, an extremely rare malformation characterized by the complete absence of the membranous neurocranium. Sonographic findings were considered consistent with this condition, which was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Spontaneous vaginal delivery resulted in a fresh stillbirth, with an intact cranial sac.

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