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What do I do about severe ventriculomegaly < 15mm?

What do I do about severe ventriculomegaly < 15mm?

See a Cardiologist: And see an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner as well. You will be amazed at how well you might respond to acupuncture/chinese medicine. Cardiology can also help as may your primary care doctor...Big question is why do you have ventriculomegaly? ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I had ventriculomegaly when I was little?

Should I be worried if I had ventriculomegaly when I was little?

Ventriculomegaly: As long as you followup with your doctor regularly (neurologist if enlargement of brain ventricles, cardiologist if enlargement of heart chambers), you should be ok. ...Read more

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I need to know what does ventriculomegaly of both frontal horns mean?

I need to know what does ventriculomegaly of both frontal horns mean?

Fluid space in brain: Brain has fluid spaces, the bilateral lateral ventricles , consisting of frontal (anterior) horns, atrium or body, temporal horns, and occipital horns. Other ventricles are 3rd ; 4thventriculomegaly means enlargement of ventricles and frontal ventriculomegaly specifically frontal horns.Enlargement sometimes comes from loss of brain substance( atrophy) or relative obstruction to drainage of centric. ...Read more

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Is a shunt needed for a baby born with stabilized ventriculomegaly at 12-13mm?

Is a shunt needed for a baby born with stabilized ventriculomegaly at 12-13mm?

Hard to say: The need for shunting is a specific determination made only after reviewing all the data at hand. Since no member on the site has access to all the information, you need to proceed based on the recommendations of those who have it.If a 2nd opinion is what you need to feel good about proceeding, get it done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is atrophic changes in brain for 9 months old kid, with megacephaly - ventriculomegaly?

Can you tell me what is atrophic changes in brain for 9 months old kid, with megacephaly - ventriculomegaly?

MR/CT brain changes: Megacephaly means enlarged brain. Ventriculomegally is enlarged fluid containing structures in central portions of the brain. Icncreased spaces between sulci in peripher of brain may indicate associated brain atrophy. ...Read more

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Mild cerebral and cerebellar atropy, mild ventriculomegaly and mild periventricular ischaemic white matter pallor at the age of 55?

Mild cerebral and cerebellar atropy, mild ventriculomegaly and mild periventricular ischaemic white matter pallor at the age of 55?

What's the question: The changes in the brain are abnormal, in tune with dementia, alzheimer's, vascular or another type. But you didn't formulate the question so i will stop right here. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a fetus that has been diagnosed with borderline, isolated unilateral verticulomegaly?

What is the prognosis for a fetus that has been diagnosed with borderline, isolated unilateral verticulomegaly?

Typically good: Although this can be a sign of underlying genetic abnormality, unilateral borderline enlargement of the brain ventricles usually resolves. A follow-up sonogram in 2-4 wks should be done. Referral to a high-risk doctor for consultation should be done if it is not resolved by that follow-up scan. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old daughter who was diagnosed with venrticulomegaly & was wondering if there are sugerys that can help her ?

I have a 2 year old daughter who was diagnosed with venrticulomegaly & was wondering if there are sugerys that can help her ?

Unlikely: Ventriculomegaly without hydrocephalus is associated with atrophy (underdevelopment) of brain matter, and therefore, doesn't require shunt procedure. ...Read more

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What medications do cause ventriculomegaly during pregnancy?

What medications do cause ventriculomegaly during pregnancy?

Pregnacy: I am not aware of any medications that specifically cause ventriculomegaly during a pregancy. The most common cause for this is a bleed into ventricles usually do to prematurity. ...Read more

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