Second trimester anomaly screening

During the mandatory second-semester ultrasound exam 90% of developmental disorders and nearly 100% of severe heart defects can be detected.

Second trimester anomaly screening

During the exam, we search for the signs pointing to the most frequent chromosomal abnormalities, we do a 3D exam of the brain, and we search for abnormalities in the nervous system and cranial structure. Then it becomes truly possible to perform a thorough structural examination of the spine, as well as the organs of the abdomen and chest, the kidneys, bladder, liver, stomach, bowels, heart and lungs, as well as screening for abdominal wall defects (e.g. umbilical hernia, abdominal wall hernia, diaphragmatic hernia) and limbs and lips. During the exam, we look at a total of 49 exam planes.During the ultrasound we also make a careful measurement of the cervix length, which enables us to calculate the risk of premature birth (this examination is optional).

In our center, we give a reliable answer not only to the question of whether the fetus has Down, Edwards, or Patau syndrome, but we look at every disorder that medical science has made it possible to screen for.

 

  • developmental disorders of the large cerebral hemispheres and the cerebellum (e.g. schizencephaly, Dandy-Walker syndrome)
  • disorders of the cerebral ventricles and cerebral spinal fluid circulation (e.g. ventriculomegaly, hydrocephalus)
  • structural and situational disorders of the eye (anophtalmia/microphtalmia)
  • disorders of the lips, hard palate, and jaw bone (harelip, cleft palate)
  • formal deformity of the chest
  • abnormalities in the lung tissue (cystic adenomatoid malformation, pulmonary sequestration, pulmonary hypoplasia)
  • diaphragmatic hernia
  • fluid accumulation in chest
  • a formal, situational, size and heart rate abnormalities
  • disorders of the heart chambers and septa dividing the chambers
  • disorders of the major blood vessels (aorta, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein) e.g.TGA transposition of the great arteries, Tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary artery stenosis/occlusion, abnormalities in the blood vessels of the aortic arch, etc.
  • abnormal thickening of the heart muscle
  • signs of decompensated fetal circulation (e.g. accumulation of pericardial fluid, pleural fluid, abdominal fluid accumulation)
(e.g. umbilical hernia)
e.g. duodenal stenosis/occlusion
  • structural abnormalities or lack of kidneys, cystic degeneration
  • structural abnormalities of the renal pelvis
  • urethra stenosis/occlusion
  • spinal disorders (spina bifida, formal deformities)
  • formal abnormalities  of the limbs (e.g. clubfoot, deformations of limb bones)
teratomas, liver, kidney, adrenal, placental, etc. tumors

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