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30 week ultrasound showed asymmetrical brain ventricles on fetus. rest of the scan perfect. is this a normal variant?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Not really.: No, this is not a normal variant and is usually indicative of some type of compromise and blood flow, to the side of the brain where the ventricle is more prominent. The good news, is that a fetus's brain is very resilient, and as long as all else goes well from here on in, the baby can develop normally.

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A 32-year-old male asked:

Hi doc, I was a smoker, I feel my heart beat run fast after I smoke & it feel so strong goes to the brain. What is happening?

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Dr. Claude Parola
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