Craniorachischisis: first case reported in Madagascar
Keywords: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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