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Does that look like spina bifida?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I tested positive on a triple screen test, so I couldn't wait to see a specialist so I went and had a ultra sound done. The tech said SB would be very noticeable if it was there and I don't see it? Do you?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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angevil53
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:39 PM
With my son they did a level 2 us. They took several pics from the side to make sure there was a proper thickness over the entire spine mostly at the base. The thickness represents the skin and fatty tissue that protects the nerves from exposure. If the tissues are present then it shouldn't be labeled sb. Maybe something else?


Quoting Anonymous:

I added a few side pics, and I don't see a protruding mass. Is that how they usually diagnose then?



Quoting angevil53:

They usually look from the side. They need to see that there's skin covering the full spine.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I hope everything is fine.  Were you able to find out the gender?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:47 PM
Thank you I appreciate that! And the moment the lady put the thing on my belly she knew. She said baby isn't shy at all, but we decided to be surprised on what were having...but shhhh I coulda swarn I say a peepee. Don't tell my hubby. Lmao!

Quoting Anonymous:

I hope everything is fine.  Were you able to find out the gender?

mommy74146
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:50 PM
The Sonographic sign for spina bifida is the transverse spinous processes protruding. Kinda hard to explain. The majority of s.b. is in the lumbar area of the spine. For us to sonographically determine that there could be a problem the Sonographer would have to image the spine... Not in the coronal view like I see in most pictures but in the transverse and longitudinal view. I see 1 longitudinal view but the lumbar spine is not visualized. I'm not sure I'm seeing the area if concern you're speaking of. Describe it. Try to point it out.



Quoting Anonymous:

That's true I didn't think about that. But that area isn't really normal huh? I worried about that.



Quoting mommy74146:

Black does not mean hole. It is fluid, blood or shadow. That's what black means on ultrasound.







Quoting Anonymous:

That's what I thought to with the "hole" in the neck but normally that's at the spine right? And with spina bifida there's usually a mass/bubble looking thing coming out from the baby's back.







Quoting Des10ed2b:

itis hard to tell without being a medical professional and it is something that can vary a LOT on sonograms. 

i found some images on google that look similar to yours, but like i said, i am no expert. really, you wont know until the baby is born or your have a 3-d sono. 

did they tell you what that arrow is supposed to be pointing to? i would be more concerned with spina bifida on the right side where that dark opening is than on the left side where the arrow is. 

nevermind-----just saw your explanation that the arrow was at the buns. 





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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:52 PM

That is awesome that you are waiting!  There are very few real suprises left in this world! 

I know this is weighing heavy on your heart right now, but lets just get excited about the fact that in a few months you are going to give birth to a tiny little person!  :)  Have y'all thought of any names yet?  Are you decorating the room?  When is your baby shower?

Quoting Anonymous:

Thank you I appreciate that! And the moment the lady put the thing on my belly she knew. She said baby isn't shy at all, but we decided to be surprised on what were having...but shhhh I coulda swarn I say a peepee. Don't tell my hubby. Lmao!

Quoting Anonymous:

I hope everything is fine.  Were you able to find out the gender?


mommy74146
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:52 PM
This is also correct.


Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting Anonymous:




Spina bifida is not necessarily a "protruding mass". There are varying degrees.

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mommy74146
by Platinum Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:56 PM
It also looks as though you have an anterior placenta. Just in case your baby were in the breech position come time to deliver, they wouldnt try to turn him around fear of rupturing the placenta. Just FYI.
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