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Figure 1 (A-D): (A) The antenatal USG of the acardius myelancephalus: The left humerus (Hu) and forearm bones (Fa) are distally connected to the malformed carpals and metacarpals (Ha), surrounded by edematous soft tissue. Left upper limb girdle bones or right upper limb bones are not seen. (B) The lower limb bone along its whole length. The long bone at the caudal region near the umbilical cord insertion is the femur (Fe), connected to specks of bones (Bo) representing the rudimentary leg bones. A small soft tissue protrusion (Sf) near it could not be characterized. (C) An oblique section through the torso: The cephalic end (CEPH) is indistinguishable and specks of bone represent the vertebral remnants (SP). The femur (Fe) is surrounded by the amorphous soft tissue (LL). (D) The full-length view of the femur. The normally calcified femur (Fe) corresponds to 31 weeks growth within the soft tissue mass (Ed)

Figure 1 (A-D): (A) The antenatal USG of the acardius myelancephalus: The left humerus (Hu) and forearm bones (Fa) are distally connected to the malformed carpals and metacarpals (Ha), surrounded by edematous soft tissue. Left upper limb girdle bones or right upper limb bones are not seen. (B) The lower limb bone along its whole length. The long bone at the caudal region near the umbilical cord insertion is the femur (Fe), connected to specks of bones (Bo) representing the rudimentary leg bones. A small soft tissue protrusion (Sf) near it could not be characterized. (C) An oblique section through the torso: The cephalic end (CEPH) is indistinguishable and specks of bone represent the vertebral remnants (SP). The femur (Fe) is surrounded by the amorphous soft tissue (LL). (D) The full-length view of the femur. The normally calcified femur (Fe) corresponds to 31 weeks growth within the soft tissue mass (Ed)