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By Noam Lazebnik

Imaging of the fetus is the commonest ultrasound research played. whereas so much reports display little greater than a fit fetus, the facility to spot anomalies on the topic of the advance of the fetal mind and musculoskeletal procedure is important. incorporated during this factor are articles at the use of ultrasound to diagnose cystic mind plenty, neural migration anomalies, and abnormalities of the skull, backbone, thorax, and higher and decrease extremities. the facility to become aware of those difficulties early could have a good impression at the process the being pregnant, in the course of supply, and postpartum.

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Failure of the neural tube to develop normally may affect the brain, spinal cord, and meninges. The severity of the abnormality differs between affected fetuses and the incidence of neural tube defects is approximately 1 to 3 per 1000 worldwide. 16 The most severe form is anencephaly, which occurs when the ‘‘cephalic’’ or head end of the neural tube fails to close, resulting in absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp. Infants with this disorder are born without a forebrain and cerebrum.

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Abnormal sulcal formation with agenesis of the corpus callosum at 36 weeks of gestation. Transvaginal ultrasound images. Sagittal (upper left, A) and anterior coronal (upper right, B) sections. No corpus callosum is seen. Arrowhead indicates abnormal sulcal formation. MR images for the same gestation. Same findings as shown by sonography were confirmed by the sagittal (lower left, C) and anterior coronal (lower right, D) sections. 543 544 Pooh Fig. 4. Migration disorder of unilateral hemisphere at 18 weeks of gestation.

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