Anencephaly

Anencephaly is the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp that occurs during embryonic development. It is a cephalic disorder that results from a neural tube defect that occurs when the rostral (head) end of the neural tube fails to close, usually between the 23rd and 26th day following conception.

Related Journals: Journal of Congenital Anomalies; Journal of Congenital Heart Disease; Journal of Pediatrics and Congenital Disorders; The New England Journal of Medicine