A CASE REPORT OF ULTRASOUND-BASED DIAGNOSIS OF ARNOLD CHIARI TYPE MALFORMATION IN A SECONDARY REFERRAL CARE HOSPITAL
Vivek Kumar Garg and Manjula Sharma*
Arnold Chiari malformation is a rare congenital anomaly of central nervous system characterised by caudal displacement of brainstem and cerebellum. Arnold Chiari malformation is one of the common cause of congenital hydrocephalus. It is pertinent to have thorough understanding of sonographic features for diagnosis of Arnold Chiari malformation in a developing foetus. In this case report, we present a Arnold Chiari III malformation detected at 19 weeks with routine sonographic examination. Role of detailed pre-natal ultrasound scan in diagnosing Arnold Chiari malformations is discussed in this case report.
Keywords: Arnold Chiari malformation III, prenatal diagnosis, Ultrasonographic screening.
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