Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Pregnancy scan showing fetus with short legs, cysts on the neck and not able to detect the nasal bone. Can I have a healthy baby?

hi there im 16 weeks pregant today with my first child at the age of 23 and my husbanf and I went to get a secoind opion because my obgyn told me my babys legs and as are short for the baby and yesterday we went to get our secound opion and they told us the babys legs and arms are short an d they can not see the nose bone and that the baby has 2 cysts one on each sidd of its neck . what dose all this mean and could we still have a healthy normal baby
Asked On : Sat, 26 May 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  102
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
In fetuses with shortened limb bones, with additional features like neck cysts and absent nasal bone, the possibility of the baby having chromosomal, genetic or primary skeletal abnormalities is very high.
In such a scenario, I would definitely advise you to go for a procedure called amniocentesis, where the fetus is examined for associated chromosomal anomalies.
Please consult a geneticist / fetal medicine specialist, who would guide you for the same and perform amniocentesis for you.
Based on the results of genetic counselling and amniocentesis, plus other risk factors like your age, family history, other medical conditions etc, you could decide the future course of your pregancy.
Hope this helped you.
Answered: Sun, 9 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor