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 Biochemical and Ultrasound for Nuchal Translucency Screening (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 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.
Ultrasound findings that were most predictive of aneuploidy on the basis of multivariate analyses were abnormalities of the central nervous system, heart, face, and neck; increased nuchal fold thickness; and increased bowel echogenicity.