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Ventricles Of The Brain In 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
28 week ultrasound showed asymmetric brain ventricles on fetus. Within normal range (7-8mm) Everything else ok. Should I be worried?
F/u echo: Required to make sure the inequality in the ventricles does not get worse ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My friend's midwife told her at an ultrasound at 22w that the fetus' ventricles in its 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. ...Read more
Could you kindly advise the meaning of "fetal brain lateral ventricles look slightly prominent". Calibers about 9.2mm, 9.5mm?
Fetal brain has exce: It means that the parts of the fetal brain that hold neural fluid have a slightly increased amount of fluid. It is not uncommon, usually goes away but in some cases can be the beginning of something serious. It needs to be followed with an additional scan. ...Read more
Not much: If that is the only abnormality not much, ventricles can be slightly different and be normal. ...Read more
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 more
Fetal brain: Growth is similar in all mammals up to a point. I direct you to have a look at any text book of embryology (a picture is worth a thousand words-I'm limited to 400 characters here) ...Read more
Please help! What is the name of the condition when a fetus develops with only half a hemisphere of its brain?
Half Brain: Holoprosencephaly (old term was Arhinencephaly).Get a more detailed answer ›
32 week ultrasound shows fetus' bilateral ventricles are 9.5 mm. Doc wants me back after 2 weeks for another. Can this be a bad problem?
I assume it is ventriculer index you are talking about
at 32 weeks midline zone is9-10 mm
I am sure your physician has been monitering the ventrical size in your baby
if it is less or more than the 2 standered deviation of your babies prior ventriculer size it needs to be closely monitered ...Read more
As early as 14 weeks: Single ventricle in the fetus can be seen by ultrasound as early as 14 weeks, depending on the skill of the fetal cardiologist performing the study. There are cases where it has been identified even earlier. ...Read more
If a fetus has ventricles measuring 12-13mm at 17weeks and it goes down to 10-11mm at 20 weeks can it reoccur at anytime throughout his lifetime?
No: It does not really work that way. If the ventricular measurements are normal then continued monitoring is not really needed. ...Read more
This has been done.: However, there are many variables that come into play in this situation. ...Read more
In my 22 weeks scan we found fetus right ventricle was 9.5mm and left was 9.2mm is it normal?
Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?
NO: Having sex will not affect the baby. Use common sense of course and I would not have severe rough sex as repetitive trauma to the cervical area, may irritate your internal vaginal structures and thus cause possible problem with your pregnancy, BUT, in general, having sex will not affect the growing baby. As you get farther along, late in the 3rd Trimester, discuss with your OB/GYN. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can you tell me what it means when on a fetus one of the ventricles is smaller than the other ventricle?
Could be normal: I am assuming that you are talking about ventricles in the brain. Ventricles of the heart are normally different sizes before birth. Regarding the brain ventricular size discreptancy-i am not very concerned as it may be a varient of normal. Many people are walking around with slight asymmetry of the ventricles-and they are normal. Probably would get a neurosonogram after birth to get better idea. ...Read more
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
Woke up aftr nap flat on back. Worried because i dunno how long I slept like tht, maybe hour. Can it cause brain damage to or kill fetus? 23wks preg.
No: Relax. If you have a concern talk to your obstetrician. I have never heard of such an issue before. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Most minor trauma is cushioned bu the bag of waters & unlikely to yield any injury. At some level, rough play can put both you and baby at risk.If it you think it's becoming a bit much it probably is. ...Read more
Is it true that cellphone use during pregnancy (close to the body especially belly) can cause brain development defects or issues on fetus?
The best evidence so far is this:
http://www.Webmd. Com/baby/news/20080521/cell-phones-risky-during-pregnancy. ...Read more
Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen
My daughter in law left gas on pm stove while outside. She noticed when she came back in and immediately turned it off and opened windows. She is 2-1/2 months pregnant. Is there a danger of brain or other injury to the fetus from that exposure?
No worries: The odor is added to propane and methane natural gasses to let people know when unburnt gas is in the air. A little bit of propane or methane odor is harmless. Whenever one smells that odor, one just needs to identify the source of the gas odor and decide what to do... such as relight the pilot light, turn off the gas, light the gas and use it, or run away to call 911. In general, no worries. ...Read more
Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!
It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location.
I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more
Depends.....: It really depends on the difference in size from a benign condition to something very serious. ...Read more
One of the brain ventricles is 9.56cm at 21weeks...should I be worried? what are the possible side effects? can it be treated?
Ventriculomegaly: You are referring to fetal ventriculomegaly. This is when the ventricle is > 10 mm. Your baby does does not quite meet the diagnosis so likely your doctor is going to monitor it by repeating the scan or referring to a specialist. Genetic testing may be considered. Discuss with your doctor. Here is a link regarding this issue: https://fetus.ucsf.edu/ventriculomegaly ...Read more
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