Arch Gynecol Obstet (2017) 296:455–463 DOI 10.1007/s00404-017-4424-7 MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE Fetal cephaloceles: prenatal diagnosis and course of pregnancy in 65 consecutive cases 1 1 2 3 • • • • Jan Weichert Friederike Hoellen Martin Krapp Ute Germer 4 5 5 5 • • • • Roland Axt-Fliedner Andrea Kempe Annegret Geipel Christoph Berg Ulrich Gembruch Received: 14 January 2017 / Accepted: 12 June 2017 / Published online: 20 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract individuals were live-born. Neurosurgical intervention was Purpose To scrutinize the characteristics of all cases with prompted within the ﬁrst 7 months postnatally. antenatally established diagnosis of cephalocele in two Conclusions In general, the outcome of fetuses with tertiary referral centers. cephaloceles is rather poor as four out of ﬁve pregnancies Methods We retrospectively reviewed 65 cases diagnosed were terminated. Postnatal outcome of all survivors in our with cephaloceles and tabulated sonographic ﬁndings and cohort was rather determined by localization of the cele autopsy recordings as well as medical charts of all sur- and more important by the presence and severity of con- vivors in terms of clinical outcome. comitant malformations than the extent of the lesion. Results The case notes of 65 fetuses were
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Published: Jun 20, 2017
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