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What is nuchal translucency?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Nuchal Translucency

Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus.
When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information.

In brief: Nuchal Translucency

Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus.
When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information.
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Sono finding

The nuchal translucency is a layer of fluid located at the back of the neck of the first trimester fetus.
A thickened nuchal translucency can be an indication of a genetic anomaly such as trisomy 21 (down syndrome).

In brief: Sono finding

The nuchal translucency is a layer of fluid located at the back of the neck of the first trimester fetus.
A thickened nuchal translucency can be an indication of a genetic anomaly such as trisomy 21 (down syndrome).
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Down Syndrome test

There is a space at the base of the babies neck than can be measures by ultrasound.
This is called the nuchal fold. That measurement is done between week 11-14. It is combined with a hormone test to assess the risk for down syndrome. This is also called first trimester screening.

In brief: Down Syndrome test

There is a space at the base of the babies neck than can be measures by ultrasound.
This is called the nuchal fold. That measurement is done between week 11-14. It is combined with a hormone test to assess the risk for down syndrome. This is also called first trimester screening.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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