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Fetal Diagn Ther. 2007;22(2):112-5. Epub 2006 Nov 27.

Prenatal diagnosis of fetal exencephaly associated with amniotic band sequence at 17 weeks of gestation by fetal magnetic resonance imaging.

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Department of Pediatrics, Division of Clinicaland Metabolic Genetics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

Abstract

We report a fetus with exencephaly diagnosed by fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 17 weeks of gestation. Fetal ultrasound performed at 13 and 17 weeks of gestation suggested occipital encephalocele. However, the fetal MRI done at 17 weeks of gestation showed exencephaly and suggested amniotic bands as the cause. By providing early and precise information regarding the abnormality and the possible etiology, the fetal MRI enabled us to provide the couple and their families with accurate information regarding the low recurrence risk of this condition.

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17135755
DOI:
10.1159/000097107
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