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afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, could it be a neural tube defect?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Neural tube defect: If AFP is normal there is likely not a neural defect, but the test is not 100% positive.

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Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, is it still possible to have a neural tube defect ntd?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
AFP: A normal AFP reduces the risk of an open neural tube abnormality. Enlarged cerebral ventricles are usually not associated with neural tube abnormalities.

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