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My fetus has just been diagnosed with macrocephaly and hydrocephalus?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Large Head

The head is larger than normal probably due to the hydrocephalus found on the ultrasound.
A consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon would be great to help you be ready to deal with this when the baby is born.

In brief: Large Head

The head is larger than normal probably due to the hydrocephalus found on the ultrasound.
A consultation with a pediatric neurosurgeon would be great to help you be ready to deal with this when the baby is born.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Fetal MRI!

Fetal MRI should be performed to assess the etiology of all fetal hydrocephaly cases; depending on this you may discuss prognosis and treatment options with a pediatric neuro-logist/-surgeon, geneticist, neonatologist and maternal-fetal medicine specialist.
At a minimum, i would anticipate and increased risk for cesarean section and need for neonatal head ultrasound and genetic/infectious testing.

In brief: Fetal MRI!

Fetal MRI should be performed to assess the etiology of all fetal hydrocephaly cases; depending on this you may discuss prognosis and treatment options with a pediatric neuro-logist/-surgeon, geneticist, neonatologist and maternal-fetal medicine specialist.
At a minimum, i would anticipate and increased risk for cesarean section and need for neonatal head ultrasound and genetic/infectious testing.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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