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Absence Of Septum Pellucidum
My 5wk old has hydrocephalus, her 4 ultrasounds have said absence septum pellucidum should we be concerned her neurosurgeon hasnt mentioned it to.us?
My daughter has hydrocephalus 4 of her ultrasounds say absence septum pellucidum.her neurosurgeon hasnt spoke of it should we b concerned? Shes 5weeks
Septum absent: The septum pellucid is a non nervous structure in the midline between the lateral ventricles of the brain. It's absence suggests a congenital birth defect that may well be associated w/ the hydrocephalus. Have they diagnosed the cause of her hydro? Discuss these things w/ your doctors, esp the neurosurgeon. For the hydro, check out this brief, free monograph: http://surgeonwriter.com/hydrolog/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with absence of the septum pellucidum/hydrocephalus at age 24. I have brain MRI pic. Congenital or acquired? SOD symptoms. No link please.
Congenital, either : from agenesis of septal leaflets at 7-8 weeks gestation when optic nerves & other structures involved in septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) also form, or from destruction of the septum by enlarged ventricles caused by brain malformations that obstruct flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which begins in the 4th ventricle ~ 12 weeks. SOD is caused by prenatal alcohol/drug use, mutant genes, etc. ...Read more
Septum pellucidum: An absence of the septum pellucidum is a genetic disorder. Your chilld will have to be followed by a neurologist preferably at a pediatric teaching hospital. A condition known as septo-ocular syndrome can occur. That means that organs in the body's midline can be affected, namely optic discs and pituitary gland. A multidisiplined approach will be needed. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a "questionable cyst of the septum pellucidum" it's 3.0cm(ap) x 1.3cm(transverse) x 3.4cm(right to left) is that a big deal?
Cyst: Cyst within in the septum pellucidum are actually not uncommon. The size you are describing though is not "questionable" it is large so a neurologist or neurosurgeon would needed to evaluate it based on your symptoms to decide if surgical treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I'm a bit confused because I see that the septum pellucidum is likeoverlying the lateral ventricles?
Don't understand: I really don't understand what you're asking. If you're referring to an imaging study such as a CT, then what you are seeing is essentially an illusion and that the images generated by an average of the information held in a 5 mm slice of brain. Please rephrase the question differently with respect to your concerns. ...Read more
My 3 month old isn't responding to any visual cues. She has an absent septum pellucidum. Should i worry that she is blind?
Concerning: Absence of the septum pellucidum is associated with optic nerve hypoplasia and developmental delays. Do the eyes shake (nystagmus)? Some crossing of the eyes is normal at this age, but constant deviation is not. Go see a pediatric ophthalmologist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers