Iniencephalic Fetus Detected on Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.5, no.4, pp.253-255, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

Abstract

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.