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Dr. James Goodrich
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Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, could it be a neural tube defect?

Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, could it be a neural tube defect?

Neural tube defect: If AFP is normal there is likely not a neural defect, but the test is not 100% positive. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, is it still possible to have a neural tube defect ntd?

Afp normal, enlarged brain ventricles, is it still possible to have a neural tube defect ntd?

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

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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Please tell me, could a brain tumor cause an enlarged ventricle?

Please tell me, could a brain tumor cause an enlarged ventricle?

Yes: Brain tumors can block the normal circulation of cerebral spinal fluid resulting in fluid backing up in the brain and causing dilatation of the ventricular system. ...Read more

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Marianne DiNapoli
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Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease cause brain ventricles to enlarge?

Can creutzfeldt-jakob disease cause brain ventricles to enlarge?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What are diseases that affect the ventricles of the brain?

What are diseases that affect the ventricles of the brain?

Hydrocephalus: Classic is hydrocephalus, which can be obstructive or communicating, and both can cause ventricular enlargement. Pseudo tumor cerebri affects brain diffusely, and has a reverse effect of decreasing ventricular size. ...Read more

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Dr. George Jacobs
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What does a narrow 4th brain ventricle mean?

What does a narrow 4th brain  ventricle mean?

It depends: It depends if you have any symptoms suggesting a cerebrospinal fluid circulation problem. If you have no symptoms it may just be an anatomical finding. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Are asymmetrical ventricles in the brain a problem?

Are asymmetrical ventricles in the brain a problem?

Depends.....: It really depends on the difference in size from a benign condition to something very serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Possible to have one one ventricle brain shunt your whole life?

Possible to have one one ventricle brain shunt your whole life?

Yes: I still see many patients who have had their shunt in for 30 or 40 years. Most remarkably, the shunt is frequently still functioning. It is more common to have multiple shunts in your lifetime, but not impossible at all to have one last for decades. Living in morrilton, if you need a good neurosurgeon in little rock, dr. Krisht or dr. Reding are among the very best. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

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 more

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