Prenatal diagnosis of split cord malformation by ultrasound and fetal magnetic resonance imaging: case report and review of the literature

Kutuk M. S. , ÖZGÜN M. T. , Taş M. , Poyrazoğlu H. G. , Yıkılmaz A.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.28, no.12, pp.2169-2172, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-012-1900-z
  • Title of Journal : CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Page Numbers: pp.2169-2172


Introduction Split cord malformation (SCM) is rare congenital disorder of spine in which bony, fibrous, or cartilaginous septum subdivides partially or completely the vertebral canal. SCM can be associated with other spinal abnormalities such as spina bifida, Arnold-Chiari malformation, hemivertebra, butterfly vertebra, or kyphoscoliosis and also can be seen as part of Jarcho-Levin syndrome. Prenatal diagnosis of SCM is possible by ultrasonography (US). Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and amniotic fluid acetylcholine esterase (AF-AChE) levels can be helpful to rule out additional anomalies. We present a case of fetal SCM diagnosed by US and fetal MRI.