Détection anténatale des anomalies cérébrales en échographie Prenatal detection of brain anomalies with ultrasonography

Authors: P. Hornoya, L. Mezzettab, and C. Adamsbaumb<


Abstract
Ultrasound is the first-line imaging study of the fetal brain performed at 12, 22 and 32 weeks of gestation. The very structured evaluation of biometric and morphological data, facilitated by the use of a checklist, ensures a high quality examination. All patients where an anomaly of any key element is suspected should be referred to a center dedicated to prenatal diagnosis for confirmation irrespective of the gestational age. Prenatal diagnosis plays a significant role in France since medical interruption of pregnancy until term is authorized.