Please go through my USG reports and suggest further course of action. - Answered in Fetal Medicine

The echogenic intracardiac foci and choroid plexus cyst are the soft markers of Down's syndrome and hence it should be ruled out by amniocentesis ... In this situation, you should go for an amniocentesis for confirmation of the fetal karyotype and to rule out trisomy of 21 or Down's syndromeView thread »

I am 19 weeks pregnant. Please suggest if my ultrasound findings are dangerous. - Answered in Fetal Medicine

As I said, there is no study available about the chance of Down's when two of a few soft tissue markers comes positive ... Some link this to soft tissue marker for down's syndrome ...  Down's syndrome is a genetic syndrome in which baby can have many problems mild to major and physical and functional also from the heart to brain … View thread »

How to conclude Down's syndrome other than ultrasound scan? - Answered in Fetal Medicine

I need an expert opinion regarding advanced tests of ultrasound or amniocentesis, karyotyping or any ultrasound scan to conclude markers of Down's syndrome (DS) … View thread »

Is nasal bone length an indicator of Down's syndrome? - Answered in Fetal Medicine

 As the other markers and the nasal bone length are normal, the chances of Down's syndrome are negligible ... What are the chances of Down's syndrome ... Is there any other way to diagnose Down's syndromeView thread »

What is the risk of Down's in my wife's double marker report? - Answered in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

In your case, although the risk based on serum markers is high, the combined risk taking into account the age, NT, and the markers is still below the cut-off ... To explain you the report in plain language, first of all, let me tell you that the dual marker test is just a screening test for Down's syndrome and other chromosomal anomalies like trisomy 13/18 … View thread »

My second anomaly scan shows two markers for DS. Is there a need to worry? - Answered in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

During the second-trimester anomaly scan, the doctor found two markers, CP cyst and mild RPD 4 mm and 45 mm … View thread »

Does my fetus have a short nasal bone? - Answered in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Your fetal nasal bone thickness is less for the gestation period, and the presence of echogenic focus in the left ventricle indicates endocardial cushion defect, which is seen in the case of Down's syndromeView thread »

Is there any blood test to detect Down's syndrome in a fetus? - Answered in Infertility

Hello doctor, My wife is three months pregnant, so we went for a scan to check for Down's syndrome and the baby's brain growth ... Down's syndrome is diagnosed early from this scan … View thread »

USG at 34 weeks says fetal cavum septi pellucidi width is increased. Should I be worried? - Answered in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The chance of Down's syndrome was 1 in 20000 … View thread »

What is the use of quadruple marker test? - Answered in Fetal Medicine

First of all, any serum screening like double or quadruple marker does not accurately assess the risk of chromosomal anomalies in twins because of the deranged serum markers in multiple pregnancy ... Secondly, the risk of trisomy 21 or Down's syndrome is only slightly higher in fetus 2 … View thread »

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