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Antenatal ultrasound showed nuclear translucency. Meaning? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Dr
User:I am XXXXXXX from India- XXXXXXX software
User:I have a query regarding my wife's pregnancy
Doctor:pl go ahead..
User:She is now 21 weeks and 4 days. She had undergone a scan (Antenatal ultrasound) on her 14 weeks and 4 days . In the findings, nuclear translucency is 2.1 mm
User:Would like to know if there is any risk on this.
Doctor:It is called Nuchal translucency
User:yes right..typo error
Doctor:It is mainly to see the neurological defects like spine, skull etc
Doctor:The nuchal translucency average thickness should be 2.18
Doctor:so your baby's foetal image is within limits
User:we were worried as we checked with one of the doctor who told us this is not normal
Doctor:What is your OBGYN saying?
User:and baby may have abnormalities
Doctor:Did she review the report at 14 weeks
User:not sure whats OBGYN..
User:oh ok. Yes she reviewed and told everything is normal
User:When we showed the report to another OBGYN today, she told this is not normal
User:so it was confusing
Doctor:Do not worry
Doctor:You can post the same query to a OBGYN expert on your Dashboard 'Ask A Specialist'
Doctor:and get a better opinion than mine as I am GP and have limited knowledge. But as far as I know this is average normal value
User:ok issues. Thanks for your time. Can we check if any of OBGYN available for chat now
Doctor:OBGYN will answer by email and most answers will get within 2 hours. So you can post it without fail
Doctor:There is no one to chat now
User:Ok fine..Thank You
Doctor:Do you have any other query to answer
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Bye Doctor
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