4A, B) represents a mostly preserved nuchal
plate with very partially preserved paranuchal and right central plates.
Notwithstanding the disproportionate relationship between fetal and maternal cell free DNA reports from large population cohorts indicate that use of fetal cell free DNA for identifying the most frequent fetal trisomies (13,18 and 21) had a higher predictive value than serum biochemical and nuchal
transparency analysis (62,63).
Ductus venosus assessment at the time of nuchal
translucency measurement in the detection of fetal aneuploidy.
We anticipated that the nuchal
retractor muscle, given its position and orientation, would function to retract the head toward the mantle.
The assumption that nuchal
cord entanglement could cause cord compression and thus intrapartum complication is not recent.
NEXT was a prospective, blinded cohort study that compared cfDNA testing with standard first-trimester screening (with measurements of nuchal
translucency and serum biochemical analysis) in a routine prenatal population at 35 centers in 6 countries.
8220;Whilst I was the Director of Foetal Medicine at Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi, a review of foetal medicine statistics showed that the number of women who had risk assessment using nuchal
translucency was only 6%,” says Dr Ramanathan.
translucency (NT), which is the fluid behind the foetal neck, is measured between 11-14 weeks to determine the risk of the foetus having not only a chromosomal abnormality, but also cardiac, other structural abnormality in the foetus, or a genetic disorder.
He further stated that the bone between highest and superior nuchal
lines develops in membrane, is called the intermediate segment.
Falsely reassuring are the hyped marketing claims in the United States that NIPS "replaces amnio" and eliminates the need for a nuchal
translucency (NT) test.
Methodology: A retrospective, cross-sectional, comparative study done between January to December 2011 at Kalsoom Maternity Hospital where 1776 patients were analyzed for presence of nuchal
cord prior to and at the time of delivery and perinatal outcome.
One 29-year-old woman who underwent the test and is awaiting her results said: "We had my first scan at 11 weeks and two days a few weeks ago and the sonographer said there was an increased nuchal
translucency level in the back of the neck, which is an indication that something could be wrong.