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My wife is in the 6th month of pregnancy and we have done the 2D ultrasound and there are 3 points that are highlighted in that.I have mentioned those below.Please tell me is there any problem to our baby..will it cause any issues in survival of the baby or afterwards once it is born..Please do reply we are very nervous after seeing these.

1.head and neck:- transverse celerebral..diameter disproportionately larger than AP.diameter.S/O dolicocephaly.
2.Thorax:-the left ventricle appears smaller as compared to right side and as compared to atria.
The IVS could not optimally evaluated further cardiac evaluation needed.
3.Abdomain:-Stomach bubble is located on right side and GB on left side.S/O situs inversus.


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replied February 28th, 2010
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A10337
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Dolicocephaly also called as Scaphocephaly refers to the condition where the head is disproportionately long and narrow.

It occurs due to the premature fusion of the sagittal suture or due to external deformation.

This is particularly common in infants who are born prematurely. This may require surgical correction as it interferes in the growth of the brain.

However, the surgery is done only if the premature fusion of sagittal suture is the underlying cause.

Situs inversus is a condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed from their normal positions.

For e.g. the stomach and spleen will be present on the right side and the gall bladder and liver will be on the left side.

This condition is not that risky if the chest organs are also reversed e.g. the heart is present on the right side.

However, if the heart is present on the left side i.e. situs inversus with levocardia, the chances of congenital complications are significantly more.

You should consult a pediatrician and seek an opinion on the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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