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What could be a hole in back of baby's neck the ultrasound showed ?

hi, my sister is almost 4 months pregnant , today in her appointment the ultra sound showed a hole in the back of the babies neck. They said the baby may have downsyndrome. can i get more information about this?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Mar 2011
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Hi,Downs syndrome is a chromosomal disorder called trisomy 21.Its basically the presence of an extra chromosome.The syndrome has many clinical manifestations and the child may have many developmental and cognitive anomalies.She should have a triple marker test to confirm this.There are ethical issue involved as to whether such pregnancies should be continued.The prognosis is good.THese children live normal lives most of the time and can function basically.But it depends on the types of anomalies that the child has.You will get a lot of info about this on the internet.
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