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Hydranencephaly is…: Rare condition in which the brain's cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid. Mri may be best imaging format. See following nih site for more info on this condition http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/hydranencephaly/hydranencephaly.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of the Cerebrum: Hydranencephaly is a birth defect in which the cerebral hemispheres are absent and replaced by cerebrospinal fluid. The brainstem usually remains. Babies with this condition have a very poor prognosis. In hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid is increased in the ventricles of the brain. The brain is intact, however. It is usually treated by a surgical shunt to drain the excess fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: Hydranencephaly is a fatal defect and no patient will ever live to parent another. The defect is considered sporadic, with faint genetic links.The recurrence risk for one couple to have a second is less than 2%, and would include any related form (spina bifida cystica, meningocele, etc) ...Read more
Is 4g of folic acid harmful / too much to consume within 8months before conceiving? I'm 29 and i've just lost my baby on feb due to hydranencephaly.
No, however...: There is no known toxic dose of Folic Acid so 4 mg is perfectly safe. However, over 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf). A blood test can confirm this, but it is safe and reasonable for you to take 800 mcg of l-5-mthf as, if you have this problem, taking Folic Acid won't help you (but folate from food will also help). ...Read more
I'm 29 and just lost my 1 month old baby due to hydranencephaly. What are the chances of problem in subsequent pregnancy? I need some advise.
Listed as 4%: Recurrence risk of this defect is cited as 4%. Prenatal diagnostic techniques allow detection of about 90% of those with this or related neural tube defects. ...Read more
Is 4000mcg of folic acid too much to consume daily from 8months before conceiving? I've just lost my baby on feb due to hydranencephaly.
No, but try L-5-MTHF: There is no known toxic dose of Folic Acid so 4000 mcg is perfectly safe. However, over 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf). A blood test can confirm this, but it's safe ; reasonable for you to take 800 mcg of l-5-mthf as, if you have this problem, taking Folic Acid may not help you (but folate from food will also help). ...Read more
Need better dx.: Hydra=u probably mean hydroehalus=water on brain and can cause hadaches tiredness and vomiting etc if not treated. Encephalitis is infection within brain and can causebrain destruction. Some treatments available bur DX requires spinal tap. If hydro DX by MRI and do not do tap.It is quite possible based on symptons you need additional testing and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes.: Although it's true that most congenital anomalies (duodenal atresia, ventricular septal defect) have some (currently known or unknown) genetic underpinning, some clearly do not (amniotic band deformation sequence, hydranencephaly, gastroschisis, porencephaly) and some are due to teratogenic exposures unrelated to genetic information (valproic acid, paroxetine, coumadin, enalapril, alcohol). ...Read more