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Nuchal translucency and the heart

Nick Archer and Nicky Manning

in Fetal Cardiology

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Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199230709
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726002 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199230709.003.0019

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Nuchal translucency and the heart

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Introduction 264

The nuchal scan 266

Management 268

Nuchal translucency describes sonolucent tissue in the posterior aspect of the fetal neck; the size can be measured with accuracy during the 1st trimester of pregnancy and an increase in the measurement is associated with an increased risk of chromosomal abnormality. If fetal karyotype is normal: ...

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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