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    "Anencephaly is characterized by the absence of scalp, calvarium, and normal brain, which is replaced by an angiomatous mass. The typical appearance of the face (batracian phenotype) is due to absent frontal bones and shallow orbits causing protrusion of the eyeballs."

    Potter's Pathology of the Fetus and Infant
    Edited by Enid Gilbert-Barnes
    Mosby 1996

from the Gross Specimens collection, courtesy of AUBMC, Department of Pathology

Photography by Børre Ludvigsen, July 1997

Created by the Digital Documentation Center at AUB in collaboration with Al Mashriq of Høgskolen i Østfold, Norway.

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