Anencephaly: a rare clinical image

Mayur Bhaskar Wanjari, Tejaswee Lohakare

PAMJ. 2022; 42:11. Published 06 May 2022 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2022.42.11.35107

Anencephaly is a lethal fetal neurological malformation. This malformation accounts for 40% of neural tube malformations. The diagnosis is based on the ultrasound of the first trimester between the 11th and the 14th weeks of amenorrhea by discovering an exencephaly which results in the visualisation of the ossification of the cranial box and, therefore, the impossibility of measuring the biparietal diameter. Here we present the case of anencephaly; a female patient comes to the gynaecology department for the delivery on the utrasound sonography test (USG) examination to know the health status of the fetus show anencephaly. On the second day, patient delivery was done, and the patient´s newborn child was seen with low set ears and protruded eyeballs.
Corresponding author
Mayur Bhaskar Wanjari, Department of Research and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India (

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