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28 week ultrasound showed asymmetric brain ventricles on fetus.. Within normal range (7-8mm)
Everything else ok. Should I be worried?
F/u echo: required to make sure the inequality in the ventricles does not get worse ...Read more
Yes.: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease (cjd) is an incurable, degenerative disease of the brain caused by incorrectly folded proteins. As the brain cells are destroyed, the brain tissue can shrink and become atrophied. The ventricles of the brain, which are fluid containing structures, can become bigger due to surrounding brain tissue loss. Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 week ultrasound showed asymmetrical brain ventricles on fetus. Rest of the scan perfect. Is this a normal variant?
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. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause prominent brain ventricles? And does it mess up your heart. I've always had high heart rate.
No and no: No, anxiety does not cause prominent brain ventricles. It can increase your heart rate, but it doesn't "mess up" your heart. Some people with anxiety attacks have been found to have mitral valve prolapse (mvp), but this does not come from anxiety. Mvp usually causes no symptoms or hemodynamic problems unless severe -- in which case, a cardiologist would be helping you. ...Read more
Neural tube defect: If AFP is normal there is likely not a neural defect, but the test is not 100% positive. ...Read more
AFP: A normal AFP reduces the risk of an open neural tube abnormality. Enlarged cerebral ventricles are usually not associated with neural tube abnormalities. ...Read more
Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you kindly advise the meaning of "fetal brain lateral ventricles look slightly prominent". Calibers about 9.2mm, 9.5mm?
Fetal brain has exce: It means that the parts of the fetal brain that hold neural fluid have a slightly increased amount of fluid. It is not uncommon, usually goes away but in some cases can be the beginning of something serious. It needs to be followed with an additional scan. ...Read more
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