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What if a fetus has small head circumference?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Wait and see

You need to discuss with your pediatrician.
Are length and weight small? Was the child premature? Are there any dysmorphic features or signs of a syndrome? You may have to wait a while as child develops to get an answer

In brief: Wait and see

You need to discuss with your pediatrician.
Are length and weight small? Was the child premature? Are there any dysmorphic features or signs of a syndrome? You may have to wait a while as child develops to get an answer
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Multiple causes

Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning.
The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes :degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older.

In brief: Multiple causes

Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning.
The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes :degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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