Spina Bifida (Spinal Dysraphism)


Level II Ultrasound.
Hands and technical skills are mandatory.
Moderate learning curve.

Total time: 13 minutes (click here to preview a demo).

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Spina Bifida (Spinal Dysraphism)

Spina bifida is defined as a midline defect of the vertebrae resulting in exposure of the contents of the neural canal (click here to view normal fetal spine in ultrasound).

In this HD p720 video lecture you will learn:

  1. Definitions  and types.
  2. Timing of onset of spina bifida.
  3. Anatomic classification.
  4. Structural classification according to contents.
  5. Spinal dysraphism and amniotic fluid communication.
  6. Incidence and etiology.
  7. Ultrasound diagnosis.
    • Indirect signs.
    • Direct signs.
    • Assessment of extension.
  8. Differential diagnosis.
  9. Associated anomalies/defects.
  10. Fully illustrated ultrasound techniques of diagnosis using simple 2D ultrasound techniques or  3D/4D ultrasound volume acquisition.
    • Surface mode rendering.
    • Skeletal mode rendering.
    • Multiplanar view.
    • Tomographic ultrasound imaging (TUI).
    • Omni-view navigation.


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