Dear all, just 5 weeks ago when my wife and I went to have our baby's ultral sound check up. The doctor told us the bad news, she has congenital scoilosis or hemivertibrae in the lower back. One side of the 10th vertibrae did not form, the orthodist told us that she has a 5 - 10 % curvertual. The spinal cord is very narrow at the part of the deformed bone, the doctor told us that she might be disabled from that part down(worse case). But at least she will be fine from now on to the birth, and it will be "wait and see" situation. I was wondering if anyone has this experience and what is the outcome, I know its is hard as it is for us. But it is a very difficult decision, if we feel that it is good for her to be disabled. Or have to deal with this issue for the rest of her life, and how can I look at her face and tell her that it will be better and it gets worse?
Sorry, my English is not that good. Thank you.
My email is, firstname.lastname@example.org
***Does anyone has this type of result?
FETAL MRI: 07/07/2006
CLINICAL DATA: The estimated gestational age of the fetus is
approximately 21 weeks. An abnormality at approximately the T10-11
level was noted on a fetal ultrasound.
TECHNIQUE: Using a torso phased array coil, T2 sagittal, coronal,
and axial single shot fast spin echo images were obtained through
the fetal spine.
Single live fetus is seen in the breech position. The placenta is
Within the spine:
There is an abnormal angulation at the thoracolumbar junction. The
spinal cord and canal are normal in appearance above this focal
area and normal in appearance below this focal area but the spinal
fluid and cord are not well visualized within the focal abnormality
at the thoracolumbar junction. This most likely represents a
segmental spinal dysgenesis.
Findings consistent with segmental spinal dysgenesis involving the
lower thoracic spine.
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