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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Craniorachischisis - a case report

Professor & Head, Dept of Anatomy, Malla Reddy Medical College For Women, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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N Ratnakar Rao
Professor & HOD, Dept. of Anatomy, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad - 500 055, Telangana
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Craniorachischisis is an extreme example of anencephaly and spina bifida. It is an example for defective neural groove closure. A female dead fetus delivered by caesarian section in Malla Reddy Medical College, Hyderabad found to have features of craniorachischisis. There was complete absence of calvaria and brain; the entire vertebral column was open on the posterior side with spinal nerves seen outside. On dissection, all thoracic and abdominal organs were found to be normal. Since infant organs are in high demand for pediatric transplantation, laws must be framed to use the normal organs from these cases of neural tube defects.

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