Cystic Lesion in the Fetal Scalp: A Systematic Approach

  • Divya SinghEmail author
  • Ladbans Kaur
Brief Communication


During an anomaly scan, cystic lesion in the scalp may be encountered while examining the fetal head. Some of these originate from the scalp tissue and can be dealt with postnatally by simple excision. Others may be more than just scalp cysts and have an intracranial communication. The objective of this communication is to illustrate a few cystic lesions in the fetal scalp and suggest a systematic approach in arriving at a diagnosis.


Cystic lesion Scalp Calvarial defect Meningocele 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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© Society of Fetal Medicine 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Prime Imaging and Prenatal DiagnosticsChandigarhIndia

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