This is a case of a dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy. Patient was referred for an ultrasound scan at 23 weeks of gestation. One of the twins was normal, with no detected abnormalities. The second twin was in a fixed position, inseparable from the placenta. The ultrasound examination detected the following findings:
- Eviscerated organs, liver and heart were attached to the placenta
Lateral body wall defect
- Severe scoliosis of the spine
- Extremely short umbilical cord with no coiling
The final diagnosis based on the ultrasound findings was Body stalk anomaly.
Images 1,2: Image 1 shows the interamniotic membrane. Image 2 shows the part of the fetus adhering to the placenta.