Winners of the Case of the Week for 2023

We are again excited to present the list of winners for 2023.  This year there were 266 participants who responded correctly at least once to the case of the week. Congratulations to everyone who solved these challenging cases! The website continues to grow with an annual total of 143,000 users who come from all 6 major continents and 152 different countries. Help us continue to spread the word about so others in your hospitals and cities can access high quality, free information about fetal ultrasound.

Map 2023

TheFetus is truly a global collaborate effort and I want to highlight the international teamwork among the reviewers, contributors, and participants. In 2023, there was increased participation in our innovative reviewer system: the Reviewer for A Month (RAM). I want to express my deepest gratitude to all those RAMs who volunteered their time and expertise:

Fatih Akkuş (Turkey) İsmail Biyik (Turkey) Sally Sabra (Egypt)
Anna Meshkova (Australia) Javier Cortejoso (Spain) Manar Osman (Egypt)
David Jackson (USA) Sara Abdallah Salem (Egypt) Cem Sanhal (Turkey)

I would also like to thank everyone who contributed cases this year. These cases come from all over the world. Without you, we would not be able to continue our goal of sharing knowledge and bringing educational cases to the international community for free:

Frantisek Grochal (Slovakia) Anna Meshkova (Australia) David Beaumont (United Kingdom)
Ivanov Ivan (Russian Federation) Hüseyin Sert (Turkey) Fatih Akkuş (Turkey)
Parker Sheldon (USA) David N. Jackson (USA) VC Vandanaa (India)
Ismail Biyik (Turkey) Javier Cortejoso (Spain) Luis Izquierdo (USA)
Petra Turnova (Slovakia) Ildar Daminov (Russian Federation) Moshe Bronshtein (Israel)
Shruti Agarwal (India) Lech Dudarewicz (Wallis and Futuna) Shilpa Chaitanya Reddy (India)
Cem Sanhal (Turkey)

Favorite Case of the Week

We had many interesting cases submitted this year. I want to congratulate Dr. Cem Sanhal for receiving the most votes for his winning case, Gollop-Wolfgang Complex! Dr. Frantisek Grochal came in second with Dissecting aneurysm of the interventricular septum. Thank you and congratulations!

Favorite COW 2023

Physician - First-Time Winners

Aysegul Ozel (Turkey) - 12 Cases

Bio as of:12/18/2023
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Shruti Agarwal (India) - 8 Cases

Dr Agarwal not only solved 6 cases, but contributed 2! Thank you so much! In her words:

"I belong to Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. I am fond of reading. I love to explore new books and journals. I strongly believe in god and am very much inspired by my mentors Dr Janak, Dr Mayank and Dr Amee. I thank my family for always supporting me."

Martina Vagaská (Slovakia) - 7 Cases

Bio as of:12/28/2023

Mai Phương (Viet Nam) - 7 Cases

Bio as of:11/02/2023

Loai Said (Palestinian Territory, Occupied) - 6 Cases

Bio as of:10/31/2023

Hien Nguyen Van (Viet Nam) - 6 Cases

I am a lecturer of ob-gyn at Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Viet nam. I am also a fetal medicine and genetic diagnostics specialist at Bs Tuyet clinic Thai Binh, Viet nam.

Carlos Lopez (Venezuela) - 6 Cases

Venezolano egresado como médico de la universidad autónoma metropolitana México, universidad de los Andes Venezuela. Medico obstetra ginecólogo universidad central de Venezuela hospital Domingo Luciani mis estudios de ultrasonido los he realizado en el centro de estudios superiores perinatales sovuog sociedad venezolana de ultrasonido en obstetricia y ginecología.


I am a Venezuelan and completed my studies at the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico, University of the Andes Venezuela. I am an obstetrician-gynecologist, currently practicing in Central University of Venezuela, Domingo Luciani Hospital. I have performed my ultrasound studies at the Sovuog Center for Higher Perinatal Studies, Venezuelan Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Eslam Adel Ammar (Egypt) - 6 Cases

Mohamed Ateya (Egypt) - 6 Cases

Sruthi Pydi (India) - 5 Cases

Bio as of:12/31/2023

Sonographer - First-Time Winners

Andrea Stoop-Berends (Netherlands) - 6 Cases

I'm a midwife since 2001 and started with fetal sonography in 2007. I used to combine my 2 jobs. One as a midwife with my own practice and the other as sonographer at a large fetal ultrasound centre in Rotterdam (BovenMaas Prenataal) where I have specialized in combined first trimester screening and the 2nd trimester scan. In 2022 I started at ErasmusMC at the prenatal diagnostics ward. I'm specialized in first trimester scans and I really enjoy scanning twin-pregnancies.
Furthermore I'm also the owner of a consultancy and training agency as a hands-on trainer for fetal sonography.

Perrine Riou-Kerangal (French Polynesia) - 4 Cases

Bio as of:12/26/2023

Physician - Previous Winners

Javier Cortejoso (Spain) - 23 Cases

Dr. Cortejoso correctly answered 19 cases and contributed to 4 additional cases! He volunteered his time as a Reviewer (RAM) for two months. As always, thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm for! In his words:

"One more year, Cerine’s dedication has allowed us to continue enjoying beautiful and interesting cases sent by authors from different parts of the world. Finding the answer of these and contributing to some, in addition to collaborating as Reviewer of the Month, remains for me a fundamental source of learning ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible, especially those who have allowed me to collaborate on their cases."

Ionut Valcea (Romania) - 20 Cases

Bio as of:12/30/2023

Halil Mesut (Turkey) - 18 Cases

Bio as of:11/26/2023

Ana Ferrero (Spain) - 17 Cases

I studied Medicine at the University of Valladolid, Spain. I currently work at the Clinical Hospital of Valladolid in Ultrasound and Prenatal Diagnosis.

I admire Cerine and her collaborators for the interesting cases presented during 2023 on Thank you very much for teaching us complex cases and promoting our learning.

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Mayank Chowdhury (India) - 16 Cases

I am working at Mayflower women's hospital, Ahmedabad in western India and heading the fetal medicine department. My journey with over the last 19 years has been a great learning experience, even today. My thought process to evaluate a case is very much influenced by I started my career from Mehasana and my schooling was from Modasa. In last few years, the world was going through tough time all over. In this tough time, was consistent in spreading knowledge and positive vibes.

I love to go to mountains, lakes and rivers during my childhood. I am fond of travel, reading books, cycling, and my scan during which I constantly listen to Hindi music. My profession has given me the opportunity to meet wonderful people like you. I love my family and spending time with them. I love too!!!

I am very much thankful Professor S Suresh, Dr. Indrani Suresh and Mediscan for this achievement. Now we have started fetoscopic surgery and our center is a one stop solution for the unborn, trying to make the unborn happier and healthier. Best wishes from the Mayflower family, Ahmedabad

Vladimir Lemaire (United States) - 14 Cases

I am a foreign medical doctor, specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, with eight years of experience in the management of high-risk pregnancies.

Currently, I am a registered diagnostic medical sonographer specialized in Ob-Gyn ultrasound and fetal echocardiography.

My fields of interest include fetal growth restriction and congenital heart diseases.

I currently practice at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Plano, Texas, United States of America.

Igor Yarchuk (United States) - 13 Cases

Having been a proud member of community for quite some time, I am thrilled to be recognized as one of this year’s winners. I dedicated ten years to a medical genetic center team in Ukraine before relocating to the USA due to family reasons. In December, I successfully completed the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination and am now an ARDMS candidate. I am excited to connect with new colleagues in the Bay Area and continue pursuing my passion in the field.

ALBANA CEREKJA (Italy) - 13 Cases

I started being “a student” of “ school” almost 15 years ago. My knowledge has grown a lot thanks to this great website. Recently, I have participated a little bit less in the COW, but it is always an enriching experience. Thank you for all the effort you put into making this possible for those of us who love ultrasound diagnosis in obstetrics.

Boujemaa Oueslati (Tunisia) - 12 Cases

Bio as of:12/19/2023

Murat Cagan (Turkey) - 12 Cases

I was working as a perinatologist at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. After the devastating earthquake disaster, I spent the last half of the year in Iskenderun. May God never let us suffer like this again.

I am happy to be on the list of winners again this year. I would like to thank Cerine and all her collaborators for their enormous work on

Together with my daughter Beren, we look forward to new cases :)

Umber Agarwal (United Kingdom) - 11 Cases

I am a consultant in Maternal Fetal Medicine in the UK. I have been working at my present hospital for 15 years. I enjoy the complexity of Maternal Fetal Medicine cases and feel there are still vast jewels of knowledge to be unearthed. is such a platform capturing the rare jewels of knowledge of the utmost challenging cases. I will always be indebted to late Prof Jeanty without whom I would not be where I am today. His knowledge and wisdom was way ahead of those times. His unique style remains unmatched. He will forever remain in our hearts and continue to inspire several generations of students doing fetal medicine as career.

Charles Sargouname (India) - 9 Cases

I am a Consultant Radiologist in Pondicherry, India with special interest in Fetal Medicine and general radiology. Travelling and music are my favourite relaxations.

Muradiye Yıldırım (Turkey) - 9 Cases

Bio as of:12/13/2023
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Andrii Averianov (Ukraine) - 9 Cases

Bio as of:12/30/2023

Rasha Abo Almagd (Egypt) - 9 Cases

I am Rasha Abo Almagd, Associate professor OB/GYN Zagazig University, consultant OB/GYN ultrasound and mother of two amazing children (the apple of my life).  This year, I am enrolled in a master degree for fetal medicine at Barcelona University to satisfy my passion for this amazing science. Wish me a good luck!

I am delighted to be an annual winner for the case of the week on and really appreciate your precious efforts. Before the end of 2023, thanks to all the God blessings, thanks to everyone who add any value to my life this year, a hand, word, smile, support, advice and even those who give me unforgettable lessons. To all my family, professors, colleagues, students and friends, I appreciate your presence in my life. Always remember, it is never too late. Thank you once again.

Tatiana Koipish (Belarus) - 9 Cases

I’m from Minsk, Belarus. Currently I live in Slovakia and work with an amazing team of prenatal professionals at Sonoclinic, Kosice.

I want to express my gratitude to Cerine and team for continuing the work of Philippe Jeanty. I am happy that I had the opportunity to meet him personally when he visited Belarus. I am also grateful to for having an opportunity to improve my professional skills and exchange experience with colleagues from other countries. It's a big honor for me to be listed among the top winners again!

Sonographer - Previous Winners

Shari Morgan (United States) - 12 Cases

I worked as a general sonographer at an inner city hospital for 10 years before making a switch to a full-time sonography educator. I am blessed to have the opportunity to mesh my love of sonography with my passion for teaching.

I am the Program Director for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Rowan College of South Jersey.

I love the challenge of trying to solve the Case of the Week and find it a great way to stay abreast of fetal pathologies and syndromes.

Dianna Heidinger

Dianna Heidinger (United States) - 9 Cases

Perinatal sonographer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fan of for decades!

Rushina Patel (United States) - 5 Cases

I was born in India and immigrated to United States in 1991. Ultrasound, especially fetal ultrasound, is my passion and I absolutely love what I do. Working in Maternal Fetal Medicine for the past 10 years has given me the opportunity to learn something new everyday!

Kimberly Delaney (United States) - 5 Cases

I have been a sonographer for 32 years. I am employed at Pediatrix Dallas Texas Baylor and was previously at Lenox Hill hospital in New York City for 16 years. I learned much of my sonographer skills from Eran Bornstein at Lenox Hill hospital in NYC. He is my mentor.

My hobbies are running, walking and playing pickle ball.

I enjoy teaching new sonographers and residents in ultrasound.

Kathrine Montagne (United States) - 5 Cases

I have been a full time advanced perinatal sonographer for 6 years working in maternal-fetal medicine. I absolutely love fetal imaging and have a burning passion for fetal pathology. When I'm not at work, I enjoy baking/cooking and spending time with my daughters.