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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Prevalence of anencephaly associated anomalies

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Author Details : Ganesh T Waghmode, Vishal M. Salve, Anjali G. Gosavi

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 25-28

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Introduction: Defective closure of rostral pore of neural tube leads to anencephaly. Folic acid deficiency is most common cause anencephaly. In most of the cases of Anencephaly is associated with other systemic anomalies.
Objectives: Aim of present study was to find out the incidence of anencephaly associated systemic anomalies and their correlation with maternal age, sex of the foetus.
Materials and Methods: 32 anencephaly foetuses obtained from the Department of obstetrics and gynaecology Navodaya Medical College. The period of study was from January 2013 to December 2016.
Results: Out of 32 cases, 25(78.12%) cases showed presence of systemic anomalies associated with anencephaly, 53.12% of the cases were observed in primigravida. Most common associated anomaly was spinabifida 28.12% followed by gastrointestinal anomalies 6.25%.
Conclusion: Incidence of anencephaly associated anomalies is not uncommon; hence gross systemic examination of the anencephalic abortus is required to find out incidence of anencephaly associated anomalies.

Keywords: Anencephaly, Craniospinal rachinoschisis, Exomphalos, Spina bifida.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2126.2018.0007

How to cite : Waghmode G T, Salve V M, Gosavi A G, Prevalence of anencephaly associated anomalies. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2018;5(1):25-28

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