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Old 09-28-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Red face Ventriculomegaly?

Is anyone familiar with this? I had an u/s today and the baby has shown signs of mild Ventriculomegaly (Which means the lateral ventricles in the brain are borderline large) These are the ventricles that surround the area that creates spinal fluid. The u/s tech said I would need to come back for another u/s in a week with the doc to look at it. She said it is most common that everything will be fine. I kind of did some searches on it, and I am finding:

Expected outcome :

10% will have other physical abnormalities not detected by the antenatal ultrasound(s)
2% will have chromosome abnormalities
9 40% will have some developmental delay (usually mild)
Perinatal Mortality 10-40%
Prognosis worse if ventriculomegaly progressive (ie. gets worse on ultrasound)

Has anyone else here had experience with this? I guess I am a little scared about it now.


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Old 09-28-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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Re: Ventriculomegaly?

I haven't, but I think you could use a .
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:03 PM   #3
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Re: Ventriculomegaly?

from me too- I've never heard of it.
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