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Absence Of Nasal Bone
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Talk with the Ob-Gyn: Depending upon ethnic group and other factors, some babies will not show bone formation in the nasal bridge by 22 weeks. It is believed that having a nonossified nasal bone between 15 and 22 weeks increases the down syndrome risk, especially in women with high risk factors. But, it is statistics (look at all data), so some normal babies and some with other syndromes can have the same finding. ...Read more
My nasal bone, beginning just below the brow, hurts to the touch; mostly the upper part of the bone. It is not red nor does it look swollen. 3daysnow?
At my us at 13w5days, the NT measured 1.42mm + nasal bone good. But they said moderate ds risk due to 4.7 hCG reading. Is this common?
I did my 13 week ultrasound 2 days before that came out with nt=2.8 mm and heartbeat=164 with a well developed nasal bone. I am28 .Any problem withnt?
Nuchal Translucency : The nt is used to determine the baby's risk of having down's syndrome. You will have to ask the ultrasonographer what level of risk is associated this this nt value. Keep this in mind when you get your result: most babies, even those who are determined to be high risk for down's from the nt test, are born completely normal. ...Read more
Can a heavy hit on the nasal bone deform the glabella and the nose ? Also is it possible to make it hard to breath and cause the nose to bleed?
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