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Combination of intracranial translucency and 3D sonography in the first trimester diagnosis of neural tube defects: case report and review of literature

Peker Nuri, Ahmet Ozgur Yeniel, Mete Ergenoglu, Seda Hursitoglu, Akercan Fuat, Nedim Karadadas
DOI: 10.17772/gp/1543
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Ginekol Pol 2013;84(1).

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Abstract

Neural tube defects are congenital defects of the central nervous system caused by lack of neural tube closure. First trimester screening for aneuploidy has become widespread in the recent years. Fetal intracranial translucency (IT) can be easily observed in normal fetuses in the mid-sagittal plane. The absence of IT should be an important factor taken into consideration in the early diagnosis of open spinal defects. 3D ultrasonography is especially useful in cases of spinal anomalies where the visualization of the fetal structure is insufficient due to fetal position. We present a combination of intracranial translucency and 3D sonography used in the first trimester diagnosis of a neural tube defect case.

Abstract

Neural tube defects are congenital defects of the central nervous system caused by lack of neural tube closure. First trimester screening for aneuploidy has become widespread in the recent years. Fetal intracranial translucency (IT) can be easily observed in normal fetuses in the mid-sagittal plane. The absence of IT should be an important factor taken into consideration in the early diagnosis of open spinal defects. 3D ultrasonography is especially useful in cases of spinal anomalies where the visualization of the fetal structure is insufficient due to fetal position. We present a combination of intracranial translucency and 3D sonography used in the first trimester diagnosis of a neural tube defect case.
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Keywords

Neural Tube Defects, first trimester diagnosis, 3D sonography, intracranial translucency

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Title

Combination of intracranial translucency and 3D sonography in the first trimester diagnosis of neural tube defects: case report and review of literature

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 84, No 1 (2013)

DOI

10.17772/gp/1543

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2013;84(1).

Keywords

Neural Tube Defects
first trimester diagnosis
3D sonography
intracranial translucency

Authors

Peker Nuri
Ahmet Ozgur Yeniel
Mete Ergenoglu
Seda Hursitoglu
Akercan Fuat
Nedim Karadadas

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