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Doctor insights on: Choroid Plexus Cysts And Autism

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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 anyone tell me about choroid plexus cysts on ultrasound?

Usually normal: This article explains choroid plexus cysts. The good news, they are usually incidental and rarely indicate a problem. http://downsyndrome.about.com/od/whatcausesdownsyndrome/a/uscpc_ro.htm. ...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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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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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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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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Is there a link between choroid plexus cysts and trisomy 18?

Trisomy 18: The presence of choroid plexus cysts and other anomalies can be caused by the presence of trisomy 18 in the fetus. A solitary choroid plexus cyst is not usually associated with trisomy 18. ...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 a father with choroid plexus cysts have an increased chance of fathering a child with genetic challenges?

Genetic mutations : With choroid plexus cysts have other physical manifestations as well, according to the data base i reviewed. If you are concerned, ask your wife's ob/gyn for pre-pregnancy counselling by a prenatal genetic counselor to review your family history &your medical history. A chromosomal microarray ordered from lineagen at (801) 931-6224 can be done with a buccal swab kit that they send to the doctor. ...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


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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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