CASE SERIES ON RARE AND LETHAL CONGENITAL ANOMALY: PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF LIMB BODY WALL COMPLEX
Vivek Kumar Garg, Manjula Sharma*, Monika Karpa and Tanu Verma
Limb body wall complex (LBWC) is one of the rare clinicopathological entity in which an abdominal wall defect with limb defect is major fetal anomaly. We report case series of two cases of sonographically diagnosed LBWC. The parents opted for termination of pregnancy. Physical examination of the two abortus revealed a large abdominal and thoracic wall defect with contents protruding from the large ventral defect, fetuses being adherent to placenta. Early sonographic diagnosis of this anomaly is critical so that parents can make informed decision about continuation or termination of pregnancy well with in time. Therefore, expertise in prenatal detection of this congenital anomaly is of utmost importance for better antenatal care.
Keywords: Limb body wall complex, early sonography, congenital anomaly.
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