3D ultrasound in fetal spina bifida

Ultraschall Med. 2008 Dec;29 Suppl 5:289-90. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1027911. Epub 2008 Dec 12.


3D ultrasound can be used to study the fetal spine, but skeletal mode can be inconclusive for the diagnosis of fetal spina bifida. We illustrate a diagnostic approach using 2D and 3D ultrasound and indicate possible pitfalls.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Radiography
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Spinal Cord / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Cord / embryology
  • Spinal Dysraphism / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spinal Dysraphism / embryology*
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*