Split notochord syndrome - Prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis

B. Almog, L. Leibovitch, R. Achiron*

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Split notochord syndrome is a rare condition that is characterized by a persistent connection of the gut and dorsal skin of the back, an enteric cyst and vertebral anomalies. We present two cases in which prenatal ultrasound showed polyhydramnios. In one case it was associated with vertebral abnormalities and a right-sided mediastinal cyst found to be the stomach. Postnatal evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of split notochord syndrome. The association of sonographic findings of hydramnios, thoracic cysts and vertebral anomalies suggests prenatal diagnosis of split notochord syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1159-1162
Number of pages4
JournalPrenatal Diagnosis
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2001


  • Prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis
  • Split notochord syndrome


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