Q. My doctor said there is a tumor in the fetus. Kindly provide second opinion.

Answered by
Dr. Jimesh H Mavani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 09, 2017

Hello doctor,

Please check my antenatal scan reports for three months pregnancy.



Welcome to

I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • As per the sonography report, the baby is fine with NT (nuchal translucency) of 2.5 mm. Usually, it is around 1 to 1.8 mm and it is said that there is an increased risk of Down's syndrome as the thickness increases.
  • And, your age is 38 years. So, I will suggest you do a double marker test to screen for congenital problems in the baby.
  • If the test shows a low risk then do not worry. If the test result shows a high risk, then we may have to do amniocentesis, that is, send the liquid around the baby for direct testing for confirmation. 
  • It is my opinion that you should go for a double marker test. If NT was 1.1, even then I would have suggested the same due to gestational age.

For further queries consult a general practitioner online -->

Thank you doctor,

But my doctor said that there is a tumor in the baby. Please check this report and reply.



Welcome to

I just read the report you first attached.

  • If that is the case, you first have to confirm with one or two more sonologists as well. If all of them are of the same opinion (that there is a sacral mass in this baby) then you can opt to terminate the pregnancy. Here, it is possible to terminate the pregnancy before 20 weeks. Of course, the final decision is with the couple whether they want to continue the pregnancy or not. You have to discuss that with your doctor and follow the advice.
  • Now, if two or three sonologists are of the same opinion, consult two gynecologists and they both also think that this pregnancy should be terminated, then you can legally terminate this pregnancy before 20 weeks in a government-authorized center under the care of an authorized doctor.
  • Coming to the report, it says that there is some mass in the sacral region of the fetus and it could be sacral teratoma. I suggest you do a sonography with the senior most in your area and take his/her opinion.
  • In case you want to continue the pregnancy, then consult your gynecologist and do prepare for the future care of the baby. You may have to consult an oncosurgeon who can explain the prognosis better.

For more information consult a general practitioner online -->

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Does absence of fetal heartbeat on ultrasound confirm abortion?

.. mostly look like a missed abortion. Usually by six weeks or later, the heartbeat appears on the scan provided. You seem to have regular periods. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> .. ...   Read full

Please look into my NT and double marker test reports and assess my risks.

.. reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the risk is relatively high for you. But, it does not mean that the baby has Down's syndrome. Amniocentesis is the next step for your for confirmation. If money is a concern, you can wait f...   Read full

Do my wife's NT scan and double marker test results show a high risk for Down's syndrome?

.. read your question and understand the concerns.The report is showing a high risk for trisomy 21 or Down's syndrome. This first-trimester screening is 95 % sensitive, hence, if the risk is positive, then the amniocentesis should be done to confir...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

The New COVID Variant From South Africa (Omicron)
The World Health Organisation has enlisted Omicron to be a variant of concern. Just scroll down the article to know abou...  Read more»
Managing Diabetes During Festive Season
All the festivals are indirectly a danger sign for diabetic patients. Read this article to know more about how to handle...  Read more»
What You Should Eat and Drink for A Healthy Life!!
Food is essential for our survival, and what we eat definitely impacts our health. We can easily reduce the risk of many...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a General Practitioner Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.