Case Report

A Fetal Anomaly With Acranian Omphalocel: Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Mustafa Kara
  • Ercan Yılmaz
  • Bakiye Okumuş
  • Esra Aran

Turk J Obstet Gynecol 2009;6(4):283-285


Acrani is a rare congenital anomaly with cranial floor bones are partially or completely absence and it is characterized with abnormal development of the cerebral hemispheres. İn this case report, we objected to discuss a patient whose pregnancy is terminated because of second trimester central nervous system anomaly with omphalocel.


On the ultrasonograpic examination of 31 weeks pregnant women (according to last menstrual period) cranial bones aren't detected and omphalocele is detected and for this reason the pregnancy is terminated. On the macroscopic apperance of the fetus calvarial bone skeleton and cerebral tissue isn't developed and on the other hand the presence of the omphalocele is detected.


Acrani although the unknown pathogenesis central nervous system anomalies and omphalocel are very rare seen.

Keywords: Ultrasonography, omphalocel, acrani