Nuchal translucency

Case contributed by Dr Morlie L Wang


Antenatal ultrasound at 12-14 weeks. Previous first trimester scan was normal.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Nuchal translucency is markedly increased due to a cystic lesion in neck extending bilaterally from midline. Some internal septations are also seen within lesion.

Case Discussion

While raised nuchal translucency may be due myriad reasons. This particular case appears to have cystic hygroma with septations. Strong association with chromosomal anomalies specifically Turner's syndrome suggested.

Karyotyping may be advised in such cases.

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Case information

rID: 15989
Case created: 3rd Dec 2011
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
System: Obstetrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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