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Friday, December 07, 2012

Little Missy Binny : Echogenic Focii


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.

4 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Lovely Bin!!! We have everything crossed that Little Binny is going to be ok! We hope that you both will be healthy and strong and ok!! Yay!! take care
x

Hannah and Lucy said...

Bin we have got fingers and toes crossed for you and Little Binny. We are sure that your little one will be just fine and be a healthy baby.
Take care and try not to worry as babies are more resiliant than you think.
Luv Hannah, Lucy and Sue xx xx xx

Ginger Jasper said...

I am so sure all will be well and we have everything crossed at this end. That little girl will be well loved we are sure off that.. Hugs GJ xx

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