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Nuchal Translucency

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  • Larissadawn Larissadawn's Avatar 07-30-08 | 09:38 AM
  • Is anyone here planning to do the nuchal translucency screening?
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 07-30-08 | 10:19 AM
  • Yes, our OB always orders the nuchal transluscency scan.
  • amitrat amitrat's Avatar 07-30-08 | 11:24 AM
  • what is that?
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 07-30-08 | 12:06 PM
  • It's an ultrasound check and they measure the back of the neck. Apparently, Down Syndrome babies have a different "thickness" to the backs of their necks at a certain point and this scan can be indicative of Down's.

Thank you Dopey406!
amitrat (07-30-08)
  • holly302 07-30-08 | 12:19 PM
  • i have heard of them, but was never offered one in either of my pregnancies. i wonder why some doctors do them and some dont