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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9821213, 4 pages
Case Report

Prenatal Diagnosis of Thoracoschisis and Review of Literature

1Paediatric Department, Hospital Kemaman, Terengganu, Malaysia
2Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department, Hospital Kemaman, Terengganu, Malaysia

Correspondence should be addressed to Zahar A. Zakaria

Received 24 August 2017; Accepted 31 October 2017; Published 16 November 2017

Academic Editor: Kyousuke Takeuchi

Copyright © 2017 Hasaruddin R. Hanafi and Zahar A. Zakaria. 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.


Thoracoschisis is a rare congenital malformation characterized by herniation of the abdominal content through a defect in the thorax. There are previously 12 reported cases, most discussing the postnatal findings and management. Here we describe a case of left thoracoschisis with associated upper limb abnormality which was diagnosed antenatally with the aid of 3D ultrasound.