What's your Diagnosis of this Fetus?

What's your Diagnosis of this Fetus?

Our patient presented at 30 weeks gestation for a routine prenatal ultrasound.

History: This young woman came in for a routine ultrasound examination at 30 weeks gestational age. She had normal menstrual cycles before the pregnancy and did not have a history of major illness. This was her first pregnancy.

Family History: Our patient is one of 2 children.

Present Pregnancy: The patient gave a history of 30 weeks amenorrhea which corresponded with the age of the fetus on ultrasound scan. She had no history of abnormal bleeding per vagina (P/V) or spotting during the current pregnancy.

Clinical Examination: Her blood pressure was normal (BP: 128/ 82 mm. of Hg). All other vital signs were also normal.

On abdominal examination, she had mild tenderness and pain over the lower pelvis. The fundal height corresponded to the age of the fetus (30 weeks).

Imaging Studies: Our patient underwent transabdominal ultrasound imaging to study the viability of the pregnancy and to rule out any anomalies.

Image 1: Transverse section of fetal head
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fetal heart ultrasound
(Images courtesy of Dr. Anita Kaul, India)

 Image 2: Transverse section of fetal head
fetal brain ultrasound

What are your findings? Add your comments and continue the B-mode ultrasound image discussion.


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