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My fetus has choroid cyst on brain, doctor says not worry but how?

My fetus has choroid cyst on brain, doctor says not worry but how?

Usually normal: Most babies with choroid plexus cysts in the brain are normal, and almost all cysts go away by the end of the second trimester. But cysts can also be a marker for a problem called trisomy 18, which means an extra chromosome 18 in every cell of a baby's body. A maternal fetal medicine doctor can do an ultrasound and look for any other sign of trisomy 18. ...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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Right. Can a term fetus die of cystic fibrosis?

Right. Can a term fetus die of cystic fibrosis?

Yes: Although rare, infant deaths from CF do occur every year, either from bowel impact ion leading to perforation and sepsis or overwhelming respiratory infection. ...Read more

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How serious are bilateral choroid plexus cysts in fetus?

Usually normal: Most babies with choroid plexus cysts in the brain are normal, and almost all cysts go away by the end of the second trimester. But cysts can also be a marker for a problem called trisomy 18, which means an extra chromosome 18 in every cell of a baby's body. A maternal fetal medicine doctor can do an ultrasound and look for any other sign of trisomy 18. ...Read more

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What percentage of female va male fetuses get cystic fibrosis?

What percentage of female va male fetuses get cystic fibrosis?

50/50: It is about 50/50; there is no real difference in the incidence of cystic fibrosis between males and females. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is fluid around the fetus brain at 28 weeks dangerous?

Can you tell me is fluid around the fetus brain at 28 weeks dangerous?

Brain: At 28 weeks it is early to say if this fluid is a concern, if the fluid continues to increase during the pregnancy then that is more of a concern and will need evaluation by a pediatric neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can you find out if your fetus has cystic kidney disorder by ultrasound?

Can you find out if your fetus has cystic kidney disorder by ultrasound?

Absolutely!: A center competent in prenatal sonography should detect ~90% of renal cystic lesions. ...Read more

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Dr terminated my preg. Bec fetus had high N.T&cystic hygroma, what causes this kind of illness to a fetus? What was the reasons?

Dr terminated my preg. Bec fetus had high N.T&cystic hygroma, what causes this kind of illness to a fetus? What was the reasons?

Cystic hygroma: Is formed due to blockage of lymph drainage, could be due to genetic or environmental factors such as exposure to drugs / alcohol or viruses, what did you mean by "high N & T in your fetus? ...Read more

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Can fetus die from cystic hygroma?

Can fetus die from cystic hygroma?

No, but: The underlying chromosomal problem may be fatal. ...Read more

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List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

Long and serious.: Hydrocephaly, ventriculomegaly, mega-cisterna magna, dandy-walker malformation, inferior vermian hypoplasia, hydranencephaly, schizencephaly, porencephaly, polymicrogyria, neuronal migration anomalies, tubers, vein of galen aneurysm, encephalocele, septo-optic dysplasia, agenesis of the corpus callosum, absence of cavum septum pellucidum, lissencephaly and arnold-chiari malformation. ...Read more

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At which week does the fetus' brain start developing?

At which week does the fetus' brain start developing?

RIGHT AWAY: The fifth week of pregnancy, or the third week after conception, marks the beginning of the embryonic period. This is when the baby's brain, spinal cord, heart and other organs begin to form. ...Read more

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How big is a fetus's brain at each stage of development?

How big is a fetus's brain at each stage of development?

Fetal brain: Growth is similar in all mammals up to a point. I direct you to have a look at any text book of embryology (a picture is worth a thousand words-I'm limited to 400 characters here) ...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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What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

What should be the size of left ventricle and brain of 21 week fetus?

Please clarify: This is a little different of a question. Can you clarify whether you are referring to the left ventricle of the heart and the entire size of the brain (as in volume, weight, or some other measure?). Or are you asking about the size of the left ventricle of the brain? And why only the left ventricle and not the right? ...Read more

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Had fetus with cystic hygroma, but normal karyotype, it was aborted, but I've cmv igm0.92 cmv igg378, was it related to the fetus condiditon?? what 2do?

Had fetus with cystic hygroma, but normal karyotype, it was aborted, but I've cmv igm0.92 cmv igg378, was it related to the fetus condiditon?? what 2do?

Primary CMV infectn: You only test positive for CMV IgM when you have had a recent primary infection. You then have livelong immunity provided by CMV IgG. The timeframe needs to be checked by someone with expertise, but evidence of positive IgM means that you had a primary infection in pregnancy, which may have devastating effects on the fetus. You will not be at risk in future pregnancies because of immunity. ...Read more

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What can be done for a fetus with cyst on spine?

What can be done for a fetus with cyst on spine?

Cyst or defect?: The differential diagnosis for fetal spinal cyst: spina bifia/myelomeningocele (fetal intervention available since moms trial), spinal cord cyst (rare - postnatal excision), sacrococcygeal teratoma (fetal and/or neonatal surgery required), cystic hygroma (marker of chromosomal anomalies that cannot be treated). Seek expert care - e.g. : http://women. Texaschildrens. Org/fetalcenter/. ...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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Could a corpus luteum cyst take nutrients away from the developing fetus?

Could a corpus luteum cyst take nutrients away from the developing fetus?

No: A corpus luteum cyst provides the hormonal support that an early pregnancy needs to survive. It does not steal nutrition from the baby. It is not a living organism. It is a cyst. ...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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What could be the cause of anemia in a 28 week old fetus, along with blood filled placental cysts?

What could be the cause of anemia in a 28 week old fetus, along with blood filled placental cysts?

Really?: Family doc here, just would maybe like to help you tho I'm not certain I can. Fetal anemia? ...they test for that? ....I must be behind in my peds smarts, but I only see ages 2 and above. I figure if the fetus has anemia and your circulation is shared via placenta, then you have anemia. Or these placental blood filled cysts are causing an anemia. You need to have a better talk w/whomever said this ...Read more

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Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

NO: Having sex will not affect the baby. Use common sense of course and I would not have severe rough sex as repetitive trauma to the cervical area, may irritate your internal vaginal structures and thus cause possible problem with your pregnancy, BUT, in general, having sex will not affect the growing baby. As you get farther along, late in the 3rd Trimester, discuss with your OB/GYN. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can my aborted fetus have normal karyotype but have cystic hygroma&above normal N.T at the same time? Did it deserve that doc decide abortion?

Can my aborted fetus have normal karyotype but have cystic hygroma&above normal N.T at the same time? Did it deserve that doc decide abortion?

Certainly: A fetus can have normal karyotype and still have any one of a large variety of really bad congenital defects. That means many bad birth defects happen in babies who have normal karyotypes. As we each walk our journeys in life, we must make the best decisions we can, with the information we have at hand... people make the best call they can, and then move on, to the promises that the future holds. ...Read more

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What is most commonly used to diagnose cystic fibrosis in the fetus? Cvs? Amniotic fluid?

What is most commonly used to diagnose cystic fibrosis in the fetus? Cvs? Amniotic fluid?

Bllod work: The most common and least invasive is the screening blood test for cf. If positive, the partner gets tested. If both are carriers than a OB specialist will discuss further testing with you and your partner. ...Read more

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I was 12 wk preg. Fetus had cystic hygroma&above normal N.T&generalized edema, my Dr. Decided abortion, was it the right decision?

I was 12 wk preg. Fetus had cystic hygroma&above normal N.T&generalized edema, my Dr. Decided abortion, was it the right decision?

12 wks fetal hydrops: That early in pregnancy, edema is hydrops, generalized; an increased nuchal translucency will be seen, which later in pregnancy may turn into a cystic hygroma, unless septation was already present--as seen in severely affected 45X (Turner syndrome) fetuses. Many other potential causes, but prognosis of hydrops this early is dismal. An amniocentesis prior to abortion allows chromosomal analysis. ...Read more

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Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of a failed pregnancy?

Is a dermoid ovarian cyst a baby fetus of a failed pregnancy?

NO: A dermoid cyst is a particular type of ovarian tumor which has multiple tissue types, and it never was and never will be a baby. The different types of tissue are randomly organized but can sometimes form recognizable structures (hair and teeth are common) which may give the illusion that it could be something more. ...Read more