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Posted by Gayle
on November 18, 2000 at 10:10:35:
In Reply to: echogenic focus posted by terri on August 03, 2000 at 01:55:54:
I just came from my doctor, and my baby's heart had the same -- fetal cardiac echogenic focus in the left ventricle. Here is where you can find a brief article about the subject: www.geneletter.org/journalwatch/fetal.html. In summary, an echogenic focus is a brighter/whiter spot on the sonogram than is supposed to be there. It resembles bone on the sonogram. It shows up this way because it has a calcium deposit (like bone). My geneticist told me there was no evidence linking an echogenic focus with any heart abnormalities or problems. The concern is if there is another risk factor involved -- advanced maternal age, positive AFP test, other abnormalities on the sonogram, etc. The article says pretty much the same thing.
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