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Fig. 1c. Microcephalic Acrauius

This is a condition of acrania with the persistence of a diminutive and imperfectly developed brain. The brain tissue is represented by a soft, flabby mass of variable size which occupies the flattened base of the vaultless cranium. A meningeal-like membrane covers this structure in all cases. In some instances, fluid is present within this tumor-like mass, giving it the form of a cyst with walls of varying thickness. Such cases would more properly come within the subclassification of hydromicrocephalus. There were seven cases of microcephalic acrania in the series (12.3 per cent).


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Reference

Nañagas JC. A comparison of the growth of the body dimensions of anencephalic human fetuses with normal fetal growth as determined by graphic analysis and empirical formulae. (1925) American J. Anatomy. 455-494.



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