Iniencephalic Fetus Detected on Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Onal T., Afacan G. O. , ANIK Y. , AKANSEL G.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEURORADIOLOGY, cilt.5, ss.253-255, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-0036-1597659
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.253-255

Özet

Fetal iniencephaly is an uncommon neural tube anomaly characterized by fixed retroflexion of the head, an occipital defect, and cervicothoracic rachischisis. Polyhydramnios and elevated levels of alpha-fetoprotein are present in most cases. Fetal iniencephaly can be detected on antenatal ultrasonography. If undiagnosed prenatally, it may result in a difficult delivery as well a multitude of postnatal problems for both the patient and the family. Early antenatal diagnosis is therefore important. We present a case of iniencephaly detected on ultrasonography and fetal magnetic resonance imaging.