Limb body stalk anomaly

Francesco Contarin, MD; Greyka Bianchi, MD; Johana Rangel, MD.

Hospital Italiano Garibaldi, Rosario, Santa Fe, Departamento Diagnóstico por Ecografía, Argentina



Case report

A 17-year-old G1P0 presented to our unit at 16 weeks + 2 days of pregnancy. The fetus was without cardiac activity and presented with limb-body stalk anomaly. Here are some ultrasonographic and pathological images that we obtained.

Images 1, 2: 17 weeks of pregnancy; Image 1 shows a transverse scan at the level of the thorax with ectopia cordis. Image 2 shows the anterior abdominal wall defect with eventration of the liver.


Image 3: 17 weeks of pregnancy. Transverse scan through the thorax - the amniochorionic separation is visible.


Images 1, 2: Pathological specimens.



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