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I had my anatomy scan at 20 weeks of pregnancy. Cerebellum only measured 18 wks. Doc said she didn't have time to go over scan that day. I'm worried! ?
Consider level II: It may be that your dates are not correct. Or there may be an issue needing follow up. Try to find out if you are in need of a "level II" or detailed ultrasound from a maternal fetal specialist, or high risk pregnancy doctor. This is not saying your pregnancy is high risk, just that the ultrasound may warrant a second look. ...Read more
An MRI looks at the anatomy of the brain what helps to look at the function , brain cells , neurons ?
Head 3weeks ahead on ultrasnd,rest of body 1week ahead. Specialist scan show anatomy of head/brain completely normal. Fatherinlaw has big head. Worry?
Cannot understand: this passage, please re post and state question clearly so we can help you. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I had a brain MRA-MRV, all is normal but there is a note "hypoplasia LEFT TRANSVERSE Gulf REPRESENTS ANATOMY variation.What does this means? Its ok?
It means: it is normal. What you describe is a common normal anatomic variation. ...Read more
23w5d ultrasound babies head measures 22 weeks and the rest of the body measured normal. Should I be worried. My doctor said brain anatomy was WNL
Endotoxins inflame: Acute rheumatic fever involves a host of endotoxins produced from strep bacteria that acutely affect the body (joints, skin, heart) resulting in widespread symproms. In te heart this can result in a pancarditis (endocardium, mesocardium, and epicardium), which can set in motion chronic inflammation and scarring in addition to valvular dysfunction. ...Read more
Hmmm: Can't be described in 400 characters. Probably can't be appropriately described in a 400 page text book. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae, 5 non-rib bearing lumbar vertebrae (there are normal variants to these by the way) .There are 5 fused sacral vertebrae, and usually 3 vestigial coccygeal bones. The spinal cord extends from the brain down to about l1/l2, and.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extra vertebrae: Some people have an extra vertebrae in their lumbar spine (low back). It doesn't cause any problems but does give an extra disk/joint that sometimes can cause pain. ...Read more
Brain anatomy: Within the skull there is a thick membrane called the tentorium which partially separates the cavity into two main sections. The cerebellum is the brain tissue below the tentorium and the cerebrum is all the brain tissue above the tentorium The two are connected via the brainstem. ...Read more
Enlarge vessels: dilation or enlargemenet of blood vessels.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cerebellum: She will have balance, visual issues and co-ordination issues. Best for you not to wait to see if this happens. Any swelling in the brain is bad - i would suggest you take her in for an examination. ...Read more
Depends: It dependes on the type location and extent of the injury. ...Read more
Medulloblastoma: Medulloblastomas are malignant fast growing tumors that arise in the cerebellum or posterior fossa. There are a variety of cellular subtypes and prognosis is based on size, location, extent of surgical resection, and the presence or absence of metastatic spread into the cranial spinal axis. Genetic testing of tumor subtypes can determine prognosis as well. Check out the ABTA for more information. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Cerebellar hypoplasia means failure of the normal development of the cerebellum so that it is smaller than normal at birth. This is just one of many causes of small cerebellum; the other causes being due to the shrinking of the cerebellum after birth (atrophy). So, not all children with a small cerebellum have hypoplasia. The radiologist will often be able to tell the difference between the two. ...Read more
Fainted during lab: This is not unusual. I had medical school lab partner who fainted when I drew blood on him. Work up and then he stuck me and fainted again. Turned out to be a good surgeon. ...Read more
Central chest: This is a gland in between the lobes of the lung which is one of the assists for the immune system. It rarely causes problems but can be malfunctioning in a condition called myaesthenia gravis. ...Read more