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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

Neural tube defects: A case series

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Sowmya Mailaram
H. No. - 3-5-35/1, Near Tanks Shanthi Nagar, Siricilla, Rajanna Siricilla - 505 301, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/mjhs.mjhs_21_20

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Neural tube defects (NTDs) are the most common congenital malformations (CMFs) in developing fetus. The study was done to determine the incidence and clinical profile of NTDs at a tertiary care hospital. The study was done at Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, from June 2019 to June 2020. Ten pregnant women with confirmed NTDs were admitted and subjected to medical termination of pregnancy. Fetuses with NTDs were collected and observed externally for sex, type of NTD, and other associated anomalies. Anencephaly was the most prevalent anomaly among all NTDs. Ten babies with NTD were observed; male predominance was seen. Prenatal screening of the fetus is important to rule out the CMF of fetus.

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