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Is there any correlation between the presence of a choroid plexus cyst at mid-pregnancy and autism?

Is there any correlation between the presence of a choroid plexus cyst at mid-pregnancy and autism?

Probably not: Choroid plexus cysts are identified with ultrasounds and reflect a disruption in in the formation of the organ that makes spinal fluid. There is a general observation that children with autism have an increased risk of all sorts of fetal abnormalities and birth complications, but the findings to date suggest that this is a correlation, not a cause of autism. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Can choroid plexus cyst in fetus come back?

Can choroid plexus cyst in fetus come back?

Not usually: A choroid plexus cyst is often a finding that resolves on it's own and doesn't come back. As long as your follow up scan was normal, you don't need to keep checking. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the main causes of choroid plexus cyst in 23 weeks old fetus? Is it normal?

Usually normal: This is a common finding during the second trimester, and they usually disappear by the third trimester. They develop from increased spinal fluid in a fold during development. If they are associated with other abnormalities, however, it could be a hint to a genetic issue. So, getting a full anatomy survey by ultrasound and talking with a specialist (such as Maternal Fetal Medicine) is recommended ...Read more

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Does anyone know what a choroid plexus cyst is?

Does anyone know what a choroid plexus cyst is?

Choroid plexus cyst: From wikipedia: "choroid_plexus_cyst" (cpcs) are cysts that occur within choroid plexus of the brain. The brain contains pockets or spaces called ventricles with a spongy layer of cells and blood vessels called the choroid plexus...Cpcs can form within this structure and come from fluid trapped within this spongy layer of cells...It is believed that many adults have one or more tiny cpcs.". ...Read more

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Can there be other abnormalities in a fetus with choroid plexus cyst?

Downs Syndrome: It is very rare for a choroid plexus cyst to be associated with more significant abnormalities. Here is link with more information: http://mydoctor.Kaiserpermanente.Org/ncal/images/gen_us%20cpc%20handout_tcm63-15061.Pdf. ...Read more

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My doctor just detected a fetal choroid plexus cyst at 28 weeks. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Most of these are of no real consequence. If large and diverted significant blood flow from the fetus, it is possible to see some effect but this is rare. They can be seen even in the first trimester and likely just represent vascular anatomical variation of the placenta. ...Read more

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Aged 32, 20 week preg, found fetal choroid plexus cyst during ultsound, doc recommended materni21 plus test, awaiting result, scared as hell.Y the cyst?

Aged  32, 20 week preg, found fetal choroid plexus cyst during ultsound, doc recommended materni21 plus test, awaiting result, scared as hell.Y the cyst?

Probably normal!: Up to 0.3-3.6% of all fetuses will have choroid plexus cysts noted during screening prenatal sonography. Most of the time this is an incidentaloma of no clinical significance (normal babies have this all the time). Occasionally it is associated with fetal trisomy 18 or edwards' syndrome - a severe/lethal fetal anomaly - however additional problems are typically seen in such cases. Maternit21 ok! ...Read more

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Um 28 week pregnant. Feeling sharp pain in left side abdomen while walking. Is it due to choroid plexus cyst or normal?

Um 28 week pregnant. Feeling sharp pain in left side abdomen while walking. Is it due to choroid plexus cyst or normal?

You misunderstand: You apparently misunderstand what choroid plexus cysts are. They are cysts in the blood vessels in the ventricles of the baby's brain. They are usually incidental findings that don't cause any proble. They would not cause you pain. The pain you are describing sound like round ligament pain, which is common. If you are concerned, talk to your ON. ...Read more

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How likely is a small stomach on a 20 week us an issue in the absence of other abnormalities? There is a choroid plexus cyst. Amniotic levels wnl.

How likely is a small stomach on a 20 week us an issue in the absence of other abnormalities?  There is a choroid plexus cyst.  Amniotic levels wnl.

More details: This is a very specific question that would need to be answered only after reviewing the report and understanding your clinical scenario. It would be best to schedule a follow up with your obgyn and go through the details. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more