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Baby had no heartbeat on 9 weeks 2 days after a detailed scan in hospital - cystic hygroma. what are the causes that lead to this ?

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Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
So sorry!: I'm sorry for your loss. The two most common causes of cystic hygromas are chromosome defects (like turner syndrome, down syndrome) and complex fetal heart defects.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I am sorry about your loss. This is unlikely to affect future pregnancies.
Mar 20, 2013

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