Hydrocephalus was confirmed.
The cerebellum was distorted in shape – boomerang shaped and the cisterna magna was almost obliterated.
The spine was scanned next and the following images were seen
the next is a 3 d image of the open neural tube defect in the thoracic region
the following images are reconstructed images.
the following image shows the open neural tube defect at the same level as the heart.
moral of the case : a thorough examination of the spine is essential whenever a hydrocephalus is seen , especially with a distorted cerebellum.
I have a few questions for those who read this post.
This lady presented at 24 weeks of gestation . What is the advise given to her in India , with the 20 weeks cut-off for medical termination for pregnancy.? What is done in other places ?