The arrow points to "Echogenic Focus" / "Echogenic Foci" / "Bright Spot" on her heart (left ventricle) discovered during a Little Binny's private scan at 22 weeks.
Yesterday I had another detailed fetal scan. This time, it was at PPUM (Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya) - similar to the private scan I had, they found the bright spot on Missy Binny's heart. Rest appear normal and she's growing well. :)
What is Echogenic Focus?
An echogenic focus is a “bright spot” in the heart that can be seen on an ultrasound. Most of the time an echogenic focus is seen in the left ventricle of the heart. This is NOT a heart defect, it does NOT change the function of the heart, and it does NOT cause heart disease. Usually the bright spot is a small calcium deposit and is a normal finding.
Refer to :- http://www.med.unc.edu/nursing/programs/women/womens.ed/english/Echogenic%20Focus.pdf
(A very good reference.)
However, it can be a soft marker for chromosome changes, like Downs.
Meaning, it can be nothing or something.
In my case, it is a relief to know that EF is an isolated finding as rest appears normal BUT, as I am 35 years old, it puts risks for chromosome change higher.
Bloggie friends, please pray that all be well and healthy for Missy Binny and I.