1st trimester nuchal/morphology ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

Presentation

Routine nuchal translucency ultrasound. Gestational age 12 weeks 4 days, as established on earlier scan.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

Normal 12 week fetal ultrasound.

Case Discussion

This is a normal ultrasound performed at 12 weeks 4 days gestational age, demonstrating fairly detailed fetal anatomy.

Morphologic assessment in the late first trimester is dependent on patient, machine and operator factors.  It is possible however with current equipment to obtain a great deal of anatomic information at this stage.  Detection of any anomalies at an earlier stage is optimal for patient counseling and management of pregnancy.

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