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Online ISSN
1305-3124

Established
1993

Editors-in-Chief
​Cihat Şen, ​Nicola Volpe

Editors
Daniel Rolnik, Mar Gil, Murat Yayla, Oluş Api

Statistics Editor
Resul Arısoy

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Incidence of acrania in Hatay. Perinatal Journal 2014;22(3):SE31 DOI: 10.2399/prn.14.S001084

Author(s) Information

İlay Öztürk Gözükara,
Arif Güngören,
Kenan Dolapçıoğlu,
Raziye Keskin Kurt,
Dilek Benk Şilfeler,
Ali Ulvi Hakverdi

  1. Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı- Hatay TR
Correspondence

İlay Öztürk Gözükara, Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı- Hatay TR,

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No conflicts declared.

Objective
Acrania is a rare congenital disorder characterized with complete or partial absence of cranial plane bones. Facial and cervical bones are generally seen as normal. This condition has 100% mortality and seen in 1 of 20000 live births and mostly affect female babies. Anencephaly concordance is too often. Due to low recurrence rate in the following births routine genetic counseling is not recommended.
Methods
We analyzed 10.616 pregnant from the archive of Mustafa Kemal University, Obstetric Department between 2010 and 2014. 19 fetuses with acrania were detected. Mean pregnancy week was 14w 4d(12-28) and all fetuses with acrania were terminated. The incidence of a crania was found 0.2% in our region.
Conclusion 
Acrania incidence is 0.2% in our region. This may be reduced to 0.03% with 0,4 mg folic acid support in reproductive ages.
Keywords

Acrania, incidence, Hatay