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JARDINEZ PAZ, Graciela; SORRIBE LABORDE, Yanoris  and  FONSECA MONTEJO, Wilfredo Alejandro. Ultrasonic diagnosis of the encephalocele. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.5, pp.871-876. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a 19 year pregnant woman, whose pregnancy was 13 weeks and whose fetus was diagnosed with a possible encephalocele through an ultrasound of the first trimester carried out in "Julian Grimau" Polyclinic from Santiago de Cuba is described. The parents were referred to the Genetics municipal and provincial centers where the couple received genetic advice and who decided to interrupt the pregnancy. The results of the autopsy revealed the presence of a parietooccipital encephalocele.

Keywords : pregnant woman; encephalocele; congenital malformation; abortion.

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