Iniencephaly with mediastinal bronchogenic cyst: a case report

Akdemir, Yesim and Ayvaci, Habibe and Demirci, Oya and Sahin, Davut and Demirag, Ersan and Sözen, Hamdullah and Uludogan, Mehmet (2010) Iniencephaly with mediastinal bronchogenic cyst: a case report. Journal of prenatal medicine, 4 (4). pp. 74-76. ISSN 1971-3290

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Objective. Iniencephaly is a rare neural tube defect with consisting of a defect in the occipital bone, spina bifida of many vertebrae, and retroflexion of the head on the spine. In majorty of cases it is a le - \thal condition. Methods. We present the first case of iniencephaly with large bronchogenic cyst diagnosed prenatally. Results. At 19 weekʼs gestation showed that fetal cardiac activity was present with normal placenta and amniotic fluid, fetus had occipital bone defect, anencephaly, retroflexion of the head, abnormally short cervicothoracic spine and posterior mediastinal unilocular anechoic cyst. Therapeutic abortion was induced. Conclusion. Iniencephaly is a rare condition during prenatal life. When diagnosed early in pregnancy a multidisciplinary approach is firmly suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bronchogenic cyst, iniencephaly, prenatal ultrasound
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.3 Malattie e complicazioni della gravidanza
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2013 12:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 12:29

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