... AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Detailed Diagnostic Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations Between 12 Weeks 0 Days and 13 Weeks 6 Days, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 10.1002/jum.15477, 0, 0, (undefined). The most common abnormal ultrasonographic findings were holoprosencephaly (46.7%), and facial defects (40.0%). Although the prenatal diagnosis of holoprosencephaly in the first trimester has been reported by several authors,710 to our knowledge, no reports on the systematic evaluation of the choroid plexuses for the screening of holoprosencephaly have been described thus far. Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Conclusions. Initial two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound revealed the absence of nasal bone, decreased BPD … Three fetuses had a diagnosis of holoprosencephaly at gestational ages ranging from 12 weeks 4 days to 13 weeks 5 days. Most cases are not compatible with life and result … Challenges in the diagnosis of fetal non‐chromosomal abnormalities at 11–13 weeks. Holoprosencephaly can be diagnosed even in the first trimester after 11– Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction: Pathophysiology, Prenatal Assessment, and Automated machines that provide reproducible results within 30 minutes were used to measure PAPP‐A and free β‐hCG (Delfia Express System; Perkin Elmer, Waltham, USA and Kryptor System; Brahms, Berlin, Germany). A cross‐sectional view of the fetal brain, including the visualization of both choroid plexuses (the “butterfly” sign), was obtained in all cases. Biparietal Diameter–to–Crown‐Rump Length Disproportion in First‐Trimester Fetuses With Holoprosencephaly. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. Lobar holoprosencephaly is detectable at >18 weeks’ gestation, but the other three types can be detected at the 11-13 weeks scan. A high proportion of fetuses with holoprosencephaly, exomphalos and megacystis diagnosed at 11–13 weeks of gestation are aneuploid, but in the majority of cases exomphalos and megacystis represent temporary abnormalities that resolve spontaneously. In a low‐risk population, the first‐trimester diagnosis of holoprosencephaly may be elusive if a systematic review of the fetal brain is not performed. The prevalence of holoprosencephaly, exomphalos and megacystis was 1 : 1298, 1 : 381 and 1 : 1632, respectively. Metopic suture in fetuses with holoprosencephaly at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks of gestation. Outcomes in fetuses diagnosed with megacystis: systematic review and meta-analysis. The effect of the contents of exomphalos and nuchal translucency at 11–14 weeks on the likelihood of associated chromosomal abnormality. Prenatal Diagnosis or Urological Abnormalities. In some cases, it can potentially identify affected fetuses in the first trimester. Holoprosencephaly at 9 Weeks 6 Days in a Triploid Fetus. The full text of this article hosted at iucr.org is unavailable due to technical difficulties. In these cases, the first‐trimester diagnosis of holoprosencephaly was confirmed by the presence of a single monoventricular cavity and fused thalami. Working off-campus? Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a cephalic disorder in which the prosencephalon (the forebrain of the embryo) fails to develop into two hemispheres.Normally, the forebrain is formed and the face begins to develop in the fifth and sixth weeks of human pregnancy.The condition also occurs in other species. The diagnosis of holoprosencephaly, exomphalos or megacystis should constitute an indication for offering to the parents the option of fetal karyotyping. Prenatal ultrasound findings of holoprosencephaly spectrum: Unusual associations. • Initial ultrasound (13 weeks) – suggested alobar holoprosencephaly, but not reported to lab • MaterniT GENOME ordered (13 weeks, AMA only) – QNS, redraw (15 weeks) – positive for gain on chromosomes 4 and 18 • Amniocentesis performed at 17 weeks • FISH: consistent with trisomy 18 • Karyotype: 47,XY,+18,add(18)(q21.3) Ultrasound Screening for Fetal Abnormalities in the First Trimester. First Trimester Noninvasive Prenatal Diagnosis: A Computational Intelligence Approach. Reference Values for the Right and Left Fetal Choroid Plexus at 11 to 13 Weeks. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the early diagnosis of fetal anomalies. 12/13/2016 - EDD: 09/19/2017. Systematic identification of the butterfly sign at the time of sonographic assessment of nuchal translucency provides a valuable tool for the early screening of holoprosencephaly. Prenatal ultrasound findings of holoprosencephaly spectrum: Unusual associations. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. GA indicates gestational age; MA, maternal age; and NT, nuchal translucency. Nuchal translucency thickness was normal in 2 fetuses and abnormally increased in the other (cystic hygroma). In a first‐trimester screening study involving 24 492 pregnancies, there was megacystis in 15 fetuses (a prevalence of 1 in 1633) and 20% of these had chromosomal abnormalities2. Classic HPE encompasses a continuum of brain malformations including (in order of decreasing severity): alobar, semilobar, lobar, and middle interhemispheric variant (MIHV) type HPE; a septopreoptic type has also been described. Both pregnancies associated with trisomy 13 were terminated abroad. Maternal demographic characteristics, ultrasonographic measurements and biochemical results were recorded in a computer database. Copyright © 2010 ISUOG. Alobar Holoprosencephaly With Cebocephaly. The outcome for fetuses with holoprosencephaly is fatal and only a few children survive the neonatal period, all of whom have a major developmental disability. There were 59 euploid fetuses with exomphalos containing only bowel. Of the 26 cases of holoprosencephaly diagnosed on in utero MR imaging, 12 were not recognized on ultrasonography. The fetus had a crown-rump length of 60 mm (12 weeks–4 days), had nuchal translucency thickness of 1.5 mm. Several authors have studied the association between holoprosencephaly and chromosomal abnormalities, particularly trisomy 13. First-Trimester Screening for Fetal Abnormalities. Because the choroid plexus is narrow in its medial portion and prominent at both the frontal and caudal ends, the apposition of both choroid plexuses in the midline at this particular gestational age produces a characteristic appearance resembling a butterfly (Figure 1). Cross‐sectional view of the fetal brain at 11 weeks 5 days' menstrual age showing the characteristic butterfly appearance of the choroid plexuses. Ultrasound of the Fetus During the First Trimester. Evaluation of the Fetal Face in the First Trimester. Mann et al. These included measurements of the crown‐rump length and nuchal translucency thickness, and assessment of the fetal anatomy looking for major structural defects.4,5 Evaluation of the brain included a cross‐sectional view of the fetal head, which in normal circumstances shows 2 paired echogenic structures filling most of the lateral ventricles, corresponding to the choroid plexuses. Transabdominal ultrasound examination was performed to diagnose any major fetal defects and to measure the fetal crown–rump length (CRL), NT thickness and FHR. Exomphalos at 11–13 weeks of gestation was observed in 26% of the 85 fetuses with trisomy 185 and in 28% of the 181 fetuses with trisomy 131. In contrast to holoprosencephaly, exomphalos containing liver and megacystis with bladder length > 15 mm (which are irreversible anatomical defects), megacystis with bladder length ≤ 15 mm and exomphalos containing only bowel are transient abnormalities. However, this defect was reported in 27% of 181 fetuses with trisomy 13 at 11–13 weeks of gestation1. First trimester screening for holoprosencephaly with choroid plexus morphology (‘butterfly’ sign) and biparietal diameter. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, Visualización de la anatomía fetal por ecografía prenatal entre las semanas 11-13+6. Alobar holoprosencephaly at 9 weeks gestational age visualized by two- and three-dimensional ultrasound. Introduction: Holoprosencephaly is a complex human brain malformation, which can result from incomplete cleavage of the prosencephalon into right and left hemispheres, occulting between the 18 th and the 28 day of gestational age. The early embryonic occurrence may be even higher but may not be detected due to most fetuses aborting in early gestation. Megacystis was defined as enlarged bladder with a diameter of ≥ 7 mm3. A study involving pathological examination of 36 380 conceptuses, obtained through induced abortion before 10 weeks of gestation during the time‐period 1962–1974, reported that the prevalence of holoprosencephaly was 1 in 24015. Because the prevalence of these defects is < 0.1%, the effect on the overall proportion of pregnancies requiring an invasive test would be minimal. All three defects are associated with chromosomal abnormalities, especially with trisomies 18 and 13. Holoprosencephaly: A Survey of the Entity, with Embryology and Fetal Imaging. The aims of this screening study involving 57 119 singleton pregnancies were, first, to determine the prevalence of holoprosencephaly, exomphalos and megacystis at 11–13 weeks of gestation, second, to compare the estimated risk for trisomies 21, 18 and 13 in the chromosomally abnormal and euploid fetuses with these defects, and, third, to determine the outcome of affected pregnancies. In Utero Trisomy 13 detection in the first trimester of pregnancy using a chromosome‐selective cell‐free DNA analysis method. J Clin Ultrasound 33:312–318 lies such as those of fetal face. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. A beneficial side effect of screening for trisomy 21 at 11–13 weeks of gestation is the early diagnosis of major fetal defects such as holoprosencephaly, exomphalos and megacystis. After informed consent was obtained, CVS was performed transabdominally under continuous sonographic guidance using the freehand technique. All kinds of holoprosencephaly can be diagnosed by ultrasound. Screening was carried out in 57 119 pregnancies. Therefore, these preliminary data suggest that the routine sonographic evaluation of the butterfly sign at the time of nuchal translucency thickness measurement may be useful for the early prenatal diagnosis of holoprosencephaly, both in high‐ and low‐risk populations. Textbook of Perinatal Medicine, Second Edition. Effective screening for trisomies 21, 18 and 13 can be performed by a combination of maternal age, fetal NT, fetal heart rate, free β‐hCG and PAPP‐A. and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. In the study population of 57 119 pregnancies, there were 150 (0.08%) cases with exomphalos, giving a prevalence of 1 : 381. During the study period, 378 women considered at risk for chromosomal defects underwent first‐trimester CVS at a median gestational age of 12 weeks (range, 11–14 weeks). In 31 of the cases with megacystis the bladder length was 7–15 mm and in four cases it was > 15 mm. Ultraschalldiagnostik in Geburtshilfe und Gynäkologie. In the chromosomally abnormal fetuses, compared with the euploid group, median maternal age, fetal NT and FHR were higher, and free hCG and PAPP‐A were lower (Table 3). However, the inability to identify the normal morphologic characteristics of the choroid plexuses could be a prominent feature in other pathologic conditions, such as the acrania/anencephaly sequence, posterior fossa cysts (Dandy‐Walker malformation), and large cephaloceles. Three-Dimensional Ultrasound of Fetal Orofacial Anomalies. : Alobar holoprosencephaly at 9 weeks gestational age visualized by two-and three-dimensional ultrasound. The Use of a High Frequency Linear Transducer in the Assessment of Fetal Anatomy at the Routine 11 to 13 + 6-Week Scan among Chinese Population. This work was supported by the Sociedad Profesional de Medicina Fetal “Fetalmed” Limitada, Chile. Omphalocele in the first trimester: prediction of perinatal outcome. Focused examination of the fetal brain in these cases showed the characteristic intracranial sonographic findings associated with holoprosencephaly, including a monoventricular cavity with an absent midline and fused thalami. Prenatal Sonographic Features of Trisomy 13. Holoprosencephaly is a severe brain anomaly characterized by different degrees of fusion of the lateral ventricles resulting from failure of the prosencephalon to cleave during early embryogenesis.1 This condition is invariably associated with a wide range of midfacial defects ranging from a single incisor to cyclopia.2 Prenatal diagnosis of holoprosencephaly is usually made in the second trimester by the sonographic demonstration of fused lateral ventricles, no visible midline structures, and fusion of the thalami.3 Recently, first‐trimester sonographic screening for chromosomal abnormalities by measuring the nuchal translucency thickness at 11 to 14 weeks' gestation4,5 has been increasingly incorporated into routine clinical practice. There were 3 cases in which the butterfly sign was not identified. Case report: It is about a 32 years old lady. A screening study at 11–13 weeks of gestation, involving 15 726 pregnancies, reported exomphalos in 18 (a prevalence of 1 in 874), and 61% had chromosomal abnormalities, mainly trisomies 18 and 134. During ultrasound sesion, a CRL value of 57.8 mm was detected, resulting in pregnancy according to the patient's LMP (12 + 2 weeks), a BPD of 25.6 mm (according to 13 + 5 weeks) and a Nuchal Translucency of 2.2 mm (P 90-95). Sonographic Development of the Pericallosal Vascularization in the First and Early Second Trimester of Pregnancy. Biparietal diameter (BPD) measurement in a 12‐week fetus with holoprosencephaly and associated brachycephaly. In the chromosomally abnormal fetuses, compared with the euploid group, median maternal age, fetal NT and FHR were higher, and free hCG and PAPP‐A were lower (Table 3). European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. A search of the database was performed to identify all singleton pregnancies in which first‐trimester combined screening was carried out from July 1999 to April 2007. Find out more. Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. The presence of smooth muscle in the bladder and autonomic innervation occur only after 13 weeks, and before this gestation time the bladder wall consists of epithelium and connective tissue with no contractile elements. Are the prevalence of Trisomy 13 and the incidence of severe holoprosencephaly increasing in Africa?. According to a previous study, the cranium, thalamus, choroid plexus, and lateral ventricles can be visualized sonographically in 90% of cases at 11 weeks and in virtually all cases between 12 and 14 weeks.15 The choroid plexuses of the lateral ventricles are very prominent organs during this developmental period. Fetal midline anomalies: diagnosis and counselling Part 2: Septal anomalies. Associated abnormalities: Chromosomal defects, mainly trisomies 13 or 18, are found in >50% of cases at 12 weeks’ gestation. Table shows the most relevant clinical and sonographic findings in these cases. This series suggests that failure to identify the butterfly sign is a warning sign of holoprosencephaly in the first trimester. First Trimester Ultrasound Assessment for Fetal Aneuploidy. At 11–13 weeks of gestation, fetal megacystis is defined by a longitudinal bladder diameter of ≥ 7 mm. AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Detailed Diagnostic Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations Between 12 Weeks 0 Days and 13 Weeks 6 Days, Journal of Ultrasound … The study was supported by a grant from The Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK Charity no. Hernadi and Torocsik16 and D'Ottavio et al17 were unable to detect the single cases of holoprosencephaly in their series of 3991 and 3490 low‐risk women, respectively, screened sonographically in the first trimester. Prenatal Diagnosis of Alobar Holoprosencephaly with Cystic Hygroma. To determine the prevalence and outcome of fetuses with holoprosencephaly, exomphalos and megacystis diagnosed at 11–13 weeks of gestation. In one of the 21 euploid cases with bladder length of ≤ 15 mm there was spontaneous miscarriage; in the remaining 20 cases there were 18 (90%) with spontaneous resolution of the megacystis by 16 weeks and the subsequent birth of healthy infants and two where there was evolution to obstructive uropathy (and these pregnancies were terminated). Learn about our remote access options, Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King's College Hospital, London, UK, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany, Department of Fetal Medicine, University College Hospital, London, UK. Chromosomal analysis showed trisomy 13 in 2 cases and a ring chromosome 13 in the other. Three fetuses had a diagnosis of holoprosencephaly at gestational ages ranging from 12 weeks 4 days to 13 weeks 5 days. 1037116). Whenever possible, a second‐trimester follow‐up scan was performed to confirm the first‐trimester sonographic findings. Exomphalos was diagnosed if there was herniation of bowel or liver in the base of the umbilical cord and if the CRL was ≥ 45 mm. First-trimester ultrasound screening for fetal malformations. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 19:24–38, 2002.) Why not 11 weeks? Associated facial anomalies were found at the time of presentation in 2 cases, and extracranial anomalies were found in 2, 1 with a cystic hygroma and 1 with a small omphalocele and polydactyly. Sonographic detection of central nervous system defects in the first trimester of pregnancy. Outcome of fetal exomphalos diagnosed at 11–14weeks of gestation. 1. This was a retrospective analysis of 378 consecutive first‐trimester pregnancies undergoing chorionic villus sampling (CVS) in our institution by 1 of 2 fetal medicine specialists (W.S. Holoprosencephaly: A Survey of the Entity, with Embryology and Fetal Imaging. Combined screening test for trisomy 21 – is it as efficient as we believe?. In the remaining 53 continuing pregnancies, there were 49 (92.5%) cases with spontaneous resolution of the exomphalos by 20 weeks and the subsequent birth of healthy infants, and four cases where the condition persisted until delivery. Similarly, megacystis at 11–13 weeks can be the consequence of developmental delay. suture in fetuses with holoprosencephaly at 11 +0to 13 +6 weeks of gestation. However, the prevalence was dependent on the fetal CRL and the content of the exomphalos. In a large series of 38 fetuses with holoprosencephaly undergoing second‐ and third‐trimester karyotyping, 11 (29%) had an abnormal karyotype, 8 with trisomy 13 and 3 with other chromosomal defects.11 In another study of 30 fetuses with holoprosencephaly, 11 (37%) had chromosomal abnormalities, 8 of which involved chromosome 13.2 Conversely, of 46 cases of trisomy 13 diagnosed as part of a large multicentric first‐trimester sonographic screening study involving 100,311 singleton pregnancies with live fetuses, 11 (24%) had holoprosencephaly at the time of nuchal translucency measurement.12 Later on in pregnancy, when a thorough examination of the fetal brain is more plausible, detection of holoprosencephaly in fetuses with trisomy 13 is higher. A total of 378 consecutive pregnancies undergoing chorionic villus sampling between 11 and 14 weeks' gestation were scanned before the procedure, following the recommendations of the Fetal Medicine Foundation (London, England). AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Detailed Diagnostic Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations Between 12 Weeks 0 Days and 13 Weeks 6 Days, Data are presented as median (interquartile range), ratio or. Working off-campus? In the four cases with fetal megacystis of > 15 mm the pregnancies were terminated. In the case of holoprosencephaly there are no previous screening studies at 11–13 weeks of gestation. They can be easily identified by sonography, which can provide an important landmark for normalcy of the fetal brain at this early gestational age. Nevertheless, when the sonographic diagnosis is uncertain in cases shuch as maternal obesity, fetal size and position, the MR imaging can be helpful. Fetal Neuroimaging: Ultrasound, MRI, or Both?. There were eight euploid fetuses with exomphalos containing liver, and in the four where the parents chose to continue with the pregnancy the condition persisted until delivery. Anencephalic fetus at 18 weeks' gestation with a single nostril and abnormal orbit and eye anlagen as part of the HPE spectrum. During the study period, 378 women considered at risk for chromosomal defects underwent first‐trimester CVS at a median gestational age of 12 weeks (range, 11–14 weeks). Indeed, a series of 15 fetuses with trisomy 13 scanned at 16 to 22 weeks' gestation showed that 7 (47%) had holoprosencephaly.13 In another series involving 33 fetuses with trisomy 13 scanned in the second and third trimesters, 13 (39%) had holoprosencephaly.14 In our series, 3 cases of holoprosencephaly were detected in the first trimester, and all were associated with abnormalities of chromosome 13: trisomy 13 in 2 and a ring chromosome 13 in the other. A study of 35 fetuses with holoprosencephaly compared the accuracy of the diagnosis between ultrasound and in utero MRI. Intrauterine vesicoamniotic shunting for fetal megacystis. The prevalence for an exomphalos containing liver was 1 : 3360. hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin; MoM, multiples of the median; NT, nuchal translucency; PAPP‐A, pregnancy‐associated plasma protein‐A. Objective. The aim of this study was to determine the value of a focused examination of the fetal brain for assessing the morphologic characteristics of the choroid plexuses as a screening tool for the early diagnosis of holoprosencephaly in a high‐risk population. The pregnancy was terminated due to multiple fetal abnormalities. Prenatal karyotyping revealed trisomy 13 in 2 cases and a ring chromosome 13 in the other. Case contributed by Dr Fabien Ho. In all the remaining 375 cases, the butterfly sign was identified, and none of the fetuses proved to have holoprosencephaly. and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. Ultrasound: Pros and Cons; NIPT: Pros and Cons; NT thickness measurement (not phenomena) place in future screening protocols; Ultrasound and NIPT working together, but how? A study from a population‐based register of congenital abnormalities, involving 531 686 births between 1985 and 1998, estimated that the prevalence of holoprosencephaly in second‐trimester pregnancies is about 1 in 8000, which is six times lower than in our study14. Second‐trimester sonography in this case revealed holoprosencephaly, microcephaly, abnormal facial features, an abnormal 4‐chamber view of the heart, talipes, and intrauterine growth restriction. Methods. For an exomphalos containing bowel only, the prevalence was 1 : 98 for a CRL of 45.0–54.9 mm, 1 : 798 for a CRL of 55–64.9 mm and 1 : 2073 for a CRL of 65.0–84.0 mm. Monosomy 18p Presenting With Holoprosencephaly and Increased Nuchal Translucency in the First Trimester. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Results. Pro-life activist shares remarkable scan of 12-week-old preborn … Faro C(1), Wegrzyn P, Benoit B, Chaoui R, Nicolaides KH. Twining's Textbook of Fetal Abnormalities. First trimester three‐dimensional transvaginal imaging of alobar holoprosencephaly associated with proboscis and hypotelorism (ethmocephaly) in a 46,XX fetus. In all cases, sonography was performed before the procedure, following the recommendations of the Fetal Medicine Foundation (London, England). In three cases there was spontaneous miscarriage and in another three the pregnancies were terminated because of large fetal NT and generalized hydrops. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics. Typical changes of ethmocephaly and holoprosencephaly in a fetus at 14 weeks of gestation. Karyotype results and details on pregnancy outcomes were added to the database as soon as they became available. The estimated risk for trisomies based on maternal age, fetal NT, FHR, free β‐hCG and PAPP‐A, was in all 11 chromosomally abnormal fetuses and in one of the 24 (4.2%) euploid fetuses. 2006 Feb;27(2):162-6. Case 3: holoprosencephaly in a fetus with a ring chromosome 13 at 13 weeks 5 days. Why not 14-16 weeks? (From Blaas H-GK, Eriksson AG, Salvesen KA, et al: Brains and faces in holoprosencephaly: pre- and postnatal description of 30 cases. Prenatally diagnosed cases of HPE should be referred to a tertiary centre or FMU and a consultation with … Outcome of fetal exomphalos diagnosed at 11–14 weeks of gestation. Diagnosis of abdominal wall defects in the first trimester. Ultrasound Screening for Fetal Abnormalities in the First Trimester. The Fetal Brain in Fetuses with Orofacial Abnormalities. The fetal karyotype was normal in 24 (68.6%) cases and abnormal in 11 (31.4%) cases, including six with trisomy 13 and four with trisomy 18 (Table 2). If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, nation was performed to diagnose holoprosencephaly, At 11–13 weeks of gestation, fetal megacystis is … In the other, the diagnosis was incidentally made during sonographic evaluation of the fetal anatomy before CVS. Commentary to “Fetal megacystis: A systematic review”. Fetal karyotype and pregnancy outcome in fetuses with these defects were examined. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Intervention Learn more. In none of the cases was it possible to identify the “butterfly” sign (Figures 2 and 3). Two of these fetuses had features of facial dysmorphism at the time of presentation and 2 had extracranial anomalies, including a cystic hygroma in 1 and a small omphalocele and polydactyly in another. Obstetric Imaging: Fetal Diagnosis and Care. Se continuar holoprosencefaliq navegar, consideramos que aceita o seu uso. The scan of 12 weeks revealed the presence of brain abnormalities. To study the value of choroid plexus dysmorphology as a screening tool for the first‐trimester sonographic diagnosis of holoprosencephaly in a high‐risk population. Yearbook of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine. This is a retrospective cohort study of holoprosencephaly cases referred to the Fetal Medicine Unit at University College London Hospital from June 1991 to June 2006 for a detailed ultrasound scan. Our results on the prevalence of exomphalos and megacystis at 11–13 weeks of gestation and the proportion with chromosomal abnormalities are consistent with the results of previous smaller studies2-4. The main aim of karyotyping is to define the risk of recurrence, which is < 1% if the karyotype is normal and > 10% if the karyotype is abnormal. Because in normal development exomphalos containing bowel only is observed in all fetuses at 8 weeks of gestation and subsequently resolves by 11 weeks, persistence at 11–13 weeks can be considered to be a delay in the recovery of physiological herniation of the bowel and such delay is more common in aneuploid than euploid fetuses. We present three cases of fetal holoprosencephaly diagnosed by transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound examinations at 10 and 13 weeks' gestation. Why not 10 weeks? Impact of holoprosencephaly, exomphalos, megacystis and increased nuchal translucency on first‐trimester screening for chromosomal abnormalities. This was a prospective screening study for trisomy 21 in singleton pregnancies, using a combination of maternal age, fetal NT thickness and maternal serum‐free β‐hCG and PAPP‐A in a one‐stop‐clinic for first‐trimester assessment of risk (OSCAR) at 11 + 0 to 13 + 6 weeks of gestation7, 8. First‐trimester screening for trisomies 18 and 13, triploidy and Turner syndrome by detailed early anomaly scan. The fetal karyotype was obtained from short‐ and long‐term cultures of chorionic villi with the use of standard cytogenetic techniques. Among them, early prenatal diagnosis of holoprosencephaly is a desirable clinical goal because this condition is associated with several chromosomal defects, mainly trisomy 13, trisomy 18, and triploidy.1 Even in fetuses with a normal karyotype, the detection of holoprosencephaly is important because this major brain anomaly is associated with an almost uniformly lethal outcome or, in the few survivors, with profound neurodevelopmental delay. Genetic syndromes are found in 20% of cases. The prevalence of megacystis was 1 : 1632 (35 of 57 119). Early detection of fetal structural abnormalities. Semilobar holoprosencephaly with associated cyclopia and radial aplasia: first trimester diagnosis by means of integrating 2D–3D ultrasound. 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