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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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MEDINA, Maria Lucia; QUINTERO, Juan Carlos; POSSO-GOMEZ, Johanna  and  PACHAJOA, Harry. Frontonasal encephalocele: report of a case with prenatal diagnosis. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2016, vol.42, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

The encephalocele is a major birth defect characterized by herniation of neural tissue and meninges through a defect in the skull, due to alterations of neural tube closure occurring in fourth week of pregnancy. Prenatal diagnosis is possible through 2D and 3D ultrasound. We report a case of anterior encephalocele, a rare disease among the defects of neural tube closure, with diagnosis by 3D and 2D ultrasonography, which was confirmed at birth by clinical findings and scan.

Keywords : Encephalocele; birth defects; prenatal diagnosis.

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