Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao
Title: Anencephaly a chance of teratogenicity by Antiepileptic drugs during organogenic period
Biography: Abraham Ratna Joseph Nayakanti
Neural tube defects are very rare untill they are found in repeated deliveries. During routine collection of fetuses for the morphometrical and histological studies of renal developmental study, we found a rare anomaly with the defective closure of the cranial neuropore resulting in anencephaly. The case study consists of Intra uterine dead fetus with anencephaly which has spontaneously aborted. Service of Salem Polyclinic Hospital, in giving male aborted fetus for the study with the parent consent is appreciable. The diagnosis of suspected anencephaly was made on average at 21.3 weeks of gestation. The crown rump length was 14 cm and the crown heel length measurement of the fetus was 22 cm. In general there are various conginetal neural anomalies which appear to be similar to anencephaly.