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What should I watch out for if my baby has an absent septum pellucidum?

What should I watch out for if my baby has an absent septum pellucidum?

Septum pellucidum: An absence of the septum pellucidum is a genetic disorder. Your chilld will have to be followed by a neurologist preferably at a pediatric teaching hospital. A condition known as septo-ocular syndrome can occur. That means that organs in the body's midline can be affected, namely optic discs and pituitary gland. A multidisiplined approach will be needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a "questionable cyst of the septum pellucidum" it's 3.0cm(ap) x 1.3cm(transverse) x 3.4cm(right to left) is that a big deal?

I have a "questionable cyst of the septum pellucidum"  it's 3.0cm(ap) x 1.3cm(transverse) x 3.4cm(right to left)  is that a big deal?

Cyst: Cyst within in the septum pellucidum are actually not uncommon. The size you are describing though is not "questionable" it is large so a neurologist or neurosurgeon would needed to evaluate it based on your symptoms to decide if surgical treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Ct found a cyst in my septum pellucidum and I'm really scared? Should I be?

Ct found a cyst in my septum pellucidum and I'm really scared? Should I be?

Cyst: It is benign, and generally an asymptomatic incidental finding. However, depending on size, could potentially cause symptoms. Best to discuss with your doctor whether it has any significance in your case. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a bit confused because I see that the septum pellucidum is likeoverlying the lateral ventricles?

What to do if I'm a bit confused because I see that the septum pellucidum is likeoverlying the lateral ventricles?

Don't understand: I really don't understand what you're asking. If you're referring to an imaging study such as a CT, then what you are seeing is essentially an illusion and that the images generated by an average of the information held in a 5 mm slice of brain. Please rephrase the question differently with respect to your concerns. ...Read more

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My 3 month old isn't responding to any visual cues. She has an absent septum pellucidum. Should i worry that she is blind?

My 3 month old isn't responding to any visual cues. She has an absent septum pellucidum.  Should i worry that she is blind?

Concerning: Absence of the septum pellucidum is associated with optic nerve hypoplasia and developmental delays. Do the eyes shake (nystagmus)? Some crossing of the eyes is normal at this age, but constant deviation is not. Go see a pediatric ophthalmologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter has hydrocephalus the ultrasound says absent septum pellucidum,we know about hydro but what is the absent p. And is that harmful to her?

My daughter has hydrocephalus the ultrasound says absent septum pellucidum,we know about hydro but what is the absent p. And is that harmful to her?

Septum pellucidum: Missing septum pellucidum is a rare neurological anomaly which can cause seizures, low muscle tone, intellectual deficits, and possible endocrine problems.in some cases vision may also be affected. ...Read more

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My daughter has hydrocephalus 4 of her ultrasounds say absence septum pellucidum.her neurosurgeon hasnt spoke of it should we b concerned? Shes 5weeks

My daughter has hydrocephalus 4 of her ultrasounds say absence septum pellucidum.her neurosurgeon hasnt spoke of it should we b concerned? Shes 5weeks

Septum absent: The septum pellucid is a non nervous structure in the midline between the lateral ventricles of the brain. It's absence suggests a congenital birth defect that may well be associated w/ the hydrocephalus. Have they diagnosed the cause of her hydro? Discuss these things w/ your doctors, esp the neurosurgeon. For the hydro, check out this brief, free monograph: http://surgeonwriter.com/hydrolog/ ...Read more

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I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?

I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?

Likely nothing wrong: The "septum pellucidum" is an anatomical structure in the brain that separates what are known as the 3rd ventricles. In the fetus, it actually begins as a "cavum" form (meaning the structure is split down the middle). Normally, it later after birth. But sometimes it doesn't or in other circumstances it may re-split (head trauma, seen in boxers as well as seen in nontraumatic conditions). ...Read more