Anencephaly is an incredibly rare condition to which the brain and cranial vault are underdeveloped due to embryonic neural tube failure of growth, resulting in amniotic fluid exposure upon the brain causing neural degeneration (thus inciting an array of events causing cranial collapse and mutations). Causes of such a condition can range from genetics, external factors, maternal health, and certain prescription medications. Anencephaly is a lethal condition affecting 1 in 5,000-10,000 birth, roughly 450 cases are documented per year.
This skull is in perfect condition displaying tooth buds, fused cervical and thoracic vertebrae and a deformed cranial vault. The skull comes with it's custom made display stand and glass shielding dome.
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