A Case Report on Anencephaly

  • Mikki Assistant Professor, Rufaida College Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
  • Jamal Fatima Hashmi Assistant Professor, Rufaida College Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.
Keywords: Anencephaly, Neural Tube Defect, Ultrasound, Foetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Amniocentesis


A newborn with anencephaly does not have parts of the brain or skull. It is a significant birth condition. A particular sort of Neural Tube Defect (NTD) is present. The neural tube helps form the baby’s brain and skull (upper segment of the neural tube), spinal cord, and back bones (lower half of the neural tube), as it grows and closes.When the top portion of the neural tube does not completely seal, anencephaly occurs. As a consequence, many babies are born without the cerebrum, which is the part of the brain responsible for thought and coordination, or the front portion of the brain (forebrain). Brain tissue that is not covered by bone or skin is commonly exposed. We are presenting one such case with 23 weeks of gestation and an anencephaly baby with cardiac activity.

How to cite this article:
Mikki, Hashmi JM. A Case Report on Anencephaly. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2022;11(4):92-94.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2278.2044.202245


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