i ave recently found out my son has dextoardia durng pregnancy i had extra scans and thougt the purpose of theese wa o find out if organs esecially the eart was developing properly should this conditio have been picked up on before birth
I cannot comment as to whether this should have been picked up during the pregnancy, because I do not know the degree of the scans done. The level II, or targeted anomaly, scan looks to make sure that there heart has four chambers, that they are appropriate in size, and that the heart is beating fairly symmetrically. It typically doesn't look at anything else regarding the heart, which inherently misses a lot of problems with the heart. However, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology feel that this is an acceptable screening study at this point. WIthout reviewing what was seen previously on your scans, I cannot say whether the situs (the side that the heart faces) should have been determined by the ultrasound.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.