Pseudo-hypoplastic fetal nasal bone

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

Presentation

Antenatal scan

Patient Data

Age: 21 weeks gestation age
Ultrasound

A mid-sagittal section shows hypoplastic appearing fetal nasal bone.

Same fetus after 10 mins

Ultrasound

Nasal bone well visualized with flexion at the fetal neck.

Case Discussion

Evaluation of fetal nasal bone is a part of the routine examination in antenatal cases. A proper technique is important not only for visualization but to assess the length of the nasal bone as well.

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