Nuchal thickening or cystic hygromas in first- and early second-trimester fetuses: prognosis and outcome.

@article{Nadel1993NuchalTO,
  title={Nuchal thickening or cystic hygromas in first- and early second-trimester fetuses: prognosis and outcome.},
  author={Allan S Nadel and Bryann S Bromley and B R Benacerraf},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1993},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={43-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the relationship between nuchal abnormality, karyotype, and prognosis in fetuses with nuchal thickening or cystic hygroma observed between 10-15 weeks' gestation. METHODS We reviewed all cases of fetal nuchal thickening (4 mm or greater) in 10-15-week fetuses over a 5-year period. Generalized hydrops and the presence of other anomalies were noted prospectively. We retrospectively measured the nuchal area and determined whether septations were present. Data consisted of… CONTINUE READING

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