Craniorachischisis: first case reported in Madagascar


  • Hary F. Rabarikoto Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Military Hospital, Antsiranana, Madagascar
  • Patrick S. Rakotozanany Department of Neurosurgery, Soavinandriana Hospital Center Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Rosa L. Tsifiregna Department of Pediatric, Soavinandriana Hospital Center Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Willy Ratovondrainy Department of Neurosurgery, Soavinandriana Hospital Center Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Domoina M. A. Randriambololona Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Center Tanambao I Antsiranana, Madagascar



Anencephaly, Craniorachischisis, Neural tube defects, Spina bifida


Craniorachischisis is the most severe type of neural tube defect in which almost the entire brain and spinal cord remain open. We report a case in a female fetus born at gestational week 38, with both anencephaly and open spina bifida. It was the second pregnancy of a 26-year-old woman. The first pregnancy had to be interrupted by a medical termination at 18th gestational week because of an anencephaly. We aim to report the first case documented in Madagascar.


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How to Cite

Rabarikoto, H. F., Rakotozanany, P. S., Tsifiregna, R. L., Ratovondrainy, W., & Randriambololona, D. M. A. (2018). Craniorachischisis: first case reported in Madagascar. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 6(4), 1454–1456.



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