Isolated anencephaly/exencephaly

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Isolated anencephaly/exencephaly

A neural tube defect. This malformation is characterized by the total or partial absence of the cranial vault and the covering skin the brain being missing or reduced to a small mass. Most cases are stillborn although some infants have been reported to survive for a few hours or even a few days.

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