Meningocele following aplasia of the occipital bone
- 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway
- 2Department of Pathology, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway
- 3Center for Medical Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
- Correspondence to Torbjørn M Eggebø,
We describe a first trimester female foetus with aplasia of the occipital bone allowing a meningocele without skin coverage to be formed. The pregnancy was terminated, and on later autopsy the brain appeared to be intact. The foetus carried an apparently balanced translocation 46,XX,t(3;9)(p21.3;q22.3) inherited from a normal father and grandfather.
Competing interests None.
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