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Figure 11: (a) Prenatal ultrasound scan of a 20-week fetus with a body-stalk anomaly: sagittal view of the fetus shows a very large abdominal wall defect with extrusion of the liver (notched arrow) and the urinary bladder into the amniotic fluid without a covering membrane. The heart (H) is seen within the thorax. There is a distortion of the anatomy of the spine. (b and c) A huge cystic mass (star) consistent with a meningocele is seen arising from a defect (arrow) in the spine. (d) Image of the fetus also showing the anterior abdominal wall mass (notched arrow) with nonvisualization of the umbilical cord, which is likely absent

Figure 11: (a) Prenatal ultrasound scan of a 20-week fetus with a body-stalk anomaly: sagittal view of the fetus shows a very large abdominal wall defect with extrusion of the liver (notched arrow) and the urinary bladder into the amniotic fluid without a covering membrane. The heart (H) is seen within the thorax. There is a distortion of the anatomy of the spine. (b and c) A huge cystic mass (star) consistent with a meningocele is seen arising from a defect (arrow) in the spine. (d) Image of the fetus also showing the anterior abdominal wall mass (notched arrow) with nonvisualization of the umbilical cord, which is likely absent