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I have just been told at my 20 week anomaly scan that there is a pericardial effusion measuring max 2.4mm. Is 2.4mm high?

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In brief: Yes

Any pericardial effusion greater than 2 mm is considered abnormal.
The fetus should have a high level evaluation of the heart to check for any evidence of a congenital abnormality of the heart. A pericardial effusion is usually a reflection of heart failure and requires further evaluation to attempt to identify a cause.

In brief: Yes

Any pericardial effusion greater than 2 mm is considered abnormal.
The fetus should have a high level evaluation of the heart to check for any evidence of a congenital abnormality of the heart. A pericardial effusion is usually a reflection of heart failure and requires further evaluation to attempt to identify a cause.
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not normal

A pericardial effusion is not commonly seen at all on 20 week ultrasounds.
You should see a high risk doctor.

In brief: Not normal

A pericardial effusion is not commonly seen at all on 20 week ultrasounds.
You should see a high risk doctor.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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