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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 613985, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/613985
Case Report

Antenatal Diagnosis of a Rare Neural Tube Defect: Sincipital Encephalocele

1C Unit, Tunis Maternity and Neonatology Center, Tunis El Manar University, 1029 Tunis, Tunisia
2Foetopathology Department, Tunis Maternity and Neonatology Center, Tunis El Manar University, 1029 Tunis, Tunisia

Received 15 May 2015; Revised 2 July 2015; Accepted 9 July 2015

Academic Editor: Giovanni Monni

Copyright © 2015 Mehdi Kehila et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Context. Fetal sincipital encephalocele is one of the most serious congenital neural tube defects with a high risk of mortality and neonatal morbidity. Prenatal diagnosis of this malformation is important in fetal medicine. Case Report. We report a case of prenatal diagnosis of sincipital encephalocele using ultrasound and MRI imaging. The diagnosis was done at 25 weeks of gestation by identifying an anterior cephalic protrusion through a defect in the skull. Conclusion. Through this case, we discuss the differential diagnosis, management, and prognosis of such lesions.