Limb-body-wall complex

Meyer Serrano R, MD

Colombia

A 29-year-old patient, with no remarkable antecedents and no history of drug abuse, presented at 30 weeks of gestation for a routine examination. The following ultrasound images are characteristic of body-stalk anomaly and limb reduction anomalies. The fetus also has tricuspid atresia.

Thoracoschisis:

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Abdominoschisis:

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Single ventricle:                                            Tricuspid atresia:

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Left ventricular outflow tract; impossible to identify the right ventricular outflow tract :

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Kyphoscoliosis:

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Right clubfoot:                                                                  Left foot:

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Limbs 3-D :

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Left arm amelia:

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Short umbilical cord:

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Photograph of the newborn:

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Specimen demonstrating that the left ventricle is larger than the right ventricle.

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Radiograph of the fetus:

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