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Ultrasound Of The Brain (Overview)

Radiologyinfo. Org under neonatal head ultrasound.


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First was thot to be bells palsy, had MRI, brain & sonogram, carotid artery, vascular, but swelling more chin & down neck very painful, numbness also?

First was thot to be bells palsy, had MRI, brain & sonogram, carotid artery, vascular, but swelling more chin & down neck very painful, numbness also?

Question unclear: If you are in the process of undergoing a detailed evaluation your doctors have far more data than you can provide here. Herpes of the geniculate ganglion, Lyme disease, sarcoidosis and other entities must be considered, but HealthTap is not the place for individual diagnoses to be made. Good luck and best wishes.

Ultrasound Of The Brain (Overview)

Radiologyinfo. Org under neonatal head ultrasound.


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At 20 wk ultrasound, if they push hard on stomach to get view of the brain does it hurt the baby? Stomach hurt during, but not afterwards.

At 20 wk ultrasound, if they push hard on stomach to get view of the brain does it hurt the baby? Stomach hurt during, but not afterwards.

Ultrasound technique: It's pretty common to have to push on babies during ultrasound to get them into the right position to be able to see all of their anatomy. This does not hurt the baby, although it may cause a little soreness of the uterine muscle. If you have another ultrasound in your pregnancy, try drinking some juice about half an hour beforehand so that the baby will be moving around by itself.

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I have a question about second trimester ultrasound results for my fraternal twins. US was at 23 weeks. Everything looked structurally sound, brain, heart, kidneys, and bowel looked good. Only concern was short humerus and femur. Doc said this increased t

I have a question about second trimester ultrasound results for my fraternal twins. US was at 23 weeks. Everything looked structurally sound, brain, heart, kidneys, and bowel looked good. Only concern was short humerus and femur. Doc said this increased t

Ultrasound: Even though we did not get the complete result of your twins ultrasound, it is best to rely on your treating physician for information concerning it. If you need a second opinion (especially for twins) I suggest you take the Ultrasound images, which you can check out from the facility which did the ultrasound, and see a Maternal Fetal Specialist. They are the experts in this field.

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My friend's midwife told her at a ultrasound at 22w that the fetus' ventricles in it's brain are 'too big'. What does this mean? She has a follow up u

My friend's midwife told her at a ultrasound at 22w that the fetus' ventricles in it's brain are 'too big'. What does this mean? She has a follow up u

Not sure: I would get the exam looked at by a physician. If you can get the images, find a radiologist or mfm doc to review them.

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I have upper arm swelling between my shoulder and elbow. I have had several blood tests, 3 mri's (brain, throat, cervical spine) and ultrasound of my arm for blood clot, chest X-ray and everything is normal. Any thoughts?

I have upper arm swelling between my shoulder and elbow. I have had several blood tests, 3 mri's (brain, throat, cervical spine) and ultrasound of my arm for blood clot, chest X-ray and everything is normal. Any thoughts?

Muscular: It sounds like a muscle issue. I'm not sure why a brain or throat MRI would be done for upper arm problem. If it is painful or affecting your function, I would have it checked out again.

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At sons year od checkup dr ordered an ultrasound of his brain for monday said his head size is in 95th percentile he appears very healthy was surprised to find out he's 18 lbs only because he loves to eat very active fun baby

At sons year od checkup dr ordered an ultrasound of his brain for monday said his head size is in 95th percentile he appears very healthy was surprised to find out he's 18 lbs only because he loves to eat very active fun baby

Hello.: Hello. Doctor's check babies head sizes (head circumference) and compare it on a chart to other children of that age. 95th percentile means that his head is larger than the "average" head size at that age. I am glad that you have a healthy and active baby. Take care.

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30 week ultrasound showed asymmetrical brain ventricles on fetus. Rest of the scan perfect. Is this a normal variant?

30 week ultrasound showed asymmetrical brain ventricles on fetus. Rest of the scan perfect. Is this a normal variant?

Not really.: No, this is not a normal variant and is usually indicative of some type of compromise and blood flow, to the side of the brain where the ventricle is more prominent. The good news, is that a fetus's brain is very resilient, and as long as all else goes well from here on in, the baby can develop normally.

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I have low copper and low curleoplasmin... would wilsons disease show in my liver on a ultrasound or on a brain mri? Both normal? Do I have WD?

I have low copper and low curleoplasmin... would wilsons disease show in my liver on a ultrasound or on a brain mri? Both normal? Do I have WD?

Wilson's disease: You don't have the diagnosis yet. There are several tests that still need to be done including a 24 hour urine copper and liver biopsy for copper quantification. There can be other reasons for the results you report.

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What other tests to rule our lymphoma or safe to say likely not the issue? EBV reactivated w/pregnancy (+EA, neg IgM), strange neuro issues, all blood work normal (CBC, LDH, Beta 2 Microglobulin) imaging normal (ultrasound neck/abdo/pelv, brain MRI).

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What other tests to rule our lymphoma or safe to say likely not the issue? EBV reactivated w/pregnancy (+EA, neg IgM), strange neuro issues, all blood work normal (CBC, LDH, Beta 2 Microglobulin) imaging normal (ultrasound neck/abdo/pelv, brain MRI).

Lymphoma: Lymphoma is a pathological diagnosis which can only be diagnosed by biopsy (lymph node biopsy or bone marrow biopsy) followed by pathological analysis by trained pathologist. All the blood work you listed and imaging can not and will not be able to make the lymphoma diagnosis. EBV infection may increase certain lymphoma incidence, but its alone should not be used for diagnosis.

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Can an ultrasound show if baby has any brain or heart condition? Is there any condition ultrasound doesn't show?

Can an ultrasound show if baby has any brain or heart condition? Is there any condition ultrasound doesn't show?

Large changes: Ultrasound has its limits. It is benign and so does not use radiation or anything else which will put the mother or baby at risk. But it is of lower resolution than x-ray type scans. It will show major organ changes or failures. It cannot show any changes from most biochemical or inherited conditions. So for example it would show anencephaly (no higher brain) but not phenylketonuria.

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Female two half mth ago had TIA. Treatment with Clopidogrel and Fibrazate. Neck Bruit diseased vein Ultrasound, Brain Scan. Prognosis moving forward?

Female two half mth ago had TIA. Treatment with Clopidogrel and Fibrazate. Neck Bruit diseased vein Ultrasound, Brain Scan. Prognosis moving forward?

Depends on risks: At 76, you have a greater chance of having a stroke than a younger person. A bruit in the neck is usually due to plaque in an ARTERY, not a vein. Assuming your brain scan did not show other disease, and ultrasound demonstrated arterial plaque, you should consult a vascular neurological specialist to discuss the relative risks of operation versus medical treatment alone.

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During an ultrasound, what if fluid is noticed on babies brain?

During an ultrasound, what if fluid is noticed on babies brain?

Detailed Survey: If hydrocephalus is detected during a fetal ultrasound, a detailed evaluation of the fetus would be performed in an effort to detect causative lesions or associated anomalies in order to better guide further assessments. Amniocentesis for genetic evaluation is frequently suggested as well.

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Are Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and Brain Ultrasound the same? If not how are they different and which is better for what?

Are Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and Brain Ultrasound the same? If not how are they different and which is better for what?

Yes and no: "Brain ultrasound" is a nonspecific term, like "automobile." TCD is a specific term, like "Toyota Camry." "Ultrasound" by itself refers only to imaging technology. It doesn't tell you anything about how you're using it or what you're looking AT.

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Our baby is at 36 weeks. The recent ultrasound showed growth from 35% to 37%. There may also be increased blood flow to the brain. Should we worry?

Our baby is at 36 weeks. The recent ultrasound showed growth from 35% to 37%. There may also be increased blood flow to the brain. Should we worry?

Ok: An average baby will be measured at 50% in growth. Your baby's size is a little below average, but entirely normal. Interestingly, these measurements have nothing to do with the adult size/heighth of your child. I've never seen a report of increased blood flow to the brain, so I'm not sure of the significance of that...Probably good if anything.

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My friend's midwife told her at a ultrasound at 22w that the fetus' ventricles in it's brain are 'too big'. What does this mean? She has a follow up u

Not sure: I would get the exam looked at by a physician. If you can get the images, find a radiologist or mfm doc to review them.

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Hi I went to 26 weeks ultrasound and doctor say right vertical on brain is 9.4mm left 4.8brain is ok but I am worry about right vertical. Please answer?

Hi I went to 26 weeks ultrasound and doctor say right vertical on brain is 9.4mm left 4.8brain is ok but I am worry about right vertical. Please answer?

Hmmm: Ventricles can vary in size. If your doctor is concerned he would have told you. If he is concerned then he will repeat the measurements to see if any change in size.

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What does asymmetry in brain ventricles on fetal ultrasound mean?

What does asymmetry in brain ventricles on fetal ultrasound mean?

Not much: If that is the only abnormality not much, ventricles can be slightly different in size and be normal.

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There are are choroid plexus cysts on my baby's ultrasound. Does that mean holes in the brain? What else?

There are are choroid plexus cysts on my baby's ultrasound. Does that mean holes in the brain? What else?

No: Choroid plexus cyst is usually normal. Read this: http://downsyndrome. About. Com/od/whatcausesdownsyndrome/a/uscpc_ro. Htm.

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