nuchal fold thickness

nuchal fold thickness

ultrasonographic measurement of skin thickness on the back of the fetal neck; measured from 15-22 weeks. Increased thickness indicates increased fetal risk for aneuploidy and some nonchromosomal disorders.
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The 1998 National Institute of Child and Maternal Health BUN study, which combined pregnancy-associated plasma protein (PAPP-A), free [beta]-HCG, nuchal fold thickness, and maternal age, obtained similar results for 10- to 14-week pregnancies.
The presence of one minor ultrasound abnormality such as increased nuchal fold thickness, increased bowel echogenicity, or renal pyelectasis, was associated with a 5.