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I am pregnant and my unborn child was just diagnosed with hydrocephalus, what should I do next?
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
10 doctors agree
In brief: See your MD
Consult your OB physician who can arrange for further analysis and tests.
In particular, the underlying cause of the hydrocephalus and potential treatment may need to be explored. You may also need the consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon who may need to be available for interventions after the delivery.

In brief: See your MD
Consult your OB physician who can arrange for further analysis and tests.
In particular, the underlying cause of the hydrocephalus and potential treatment may need to be explored. You may also need the consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon who may need to be available for interventions after the delivery.
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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Consult you MD
If hydrocephalus is diagnosed, normally a patient will have a consultation with a perinatologist ( high risk specialist) she/he will discuss the severity of the problem and will outline a plan of following the problem. They may offer an amniocentesis to check for genetic problems.
They may arrange a meeting with the neonatologist to make plans for after the birth, .

In brief: Consult you MD
If hydrocephalus is diagnosed, normally a patient will have a consultation with a perinatologist ( high risk specialist) she/he will discuss the severity of the problem and will outline a plan of following the problem. They may offer an amniocentesis to check for genetic problems.
They may arrange a meeting with the neonatologist to make plans for after the birth, .
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree
In brief: Learn as much as you
Can about the cause & treatment of your baby's hydrocephalus prior to delivery.
Your OB may consult the fetal-maternal medicine team at lucille b. Packard hospital: http://www.Lpch.Org/clinicalspecialtiesservices/coe/mothersbabies/fetal-health/overview.Html. Great pediatric neurosurgeons at lbp, like dr. Michael edwards, will review the fetal ultrasounds. Also, see http://www.Hydroassoc.Org.

In brief: Learn as much as you
Can about the cause & treatment of your baby's hydrocephalus prior to delivery.
Your OB may consult the fetal-maternal medicine team at lucille b. Packard hospital: http://www.Lpch.Org/clinicalspecialtiesservices/coe/mothersbabies/fetal-health/overview.Html. Great pediatric neurosurgeons at lbp, like dr. Michael edwards, will review the fetal ultrasounds. Also, see http://www.Hydroassoc.Org.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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