Childhood Diseases

Posted by: lara | 2013-01-29


Babys brain

Hello just had a 28 week scan and have been told that the lateral ventricles have a mild promience and they cannot visulise the septum pellicidum and uncertain whether they can see the corpus callosum either. What affect may this have on the baby ?? and can the mild promience of the ventricles get worse during my pregnancy ??

Expert's Reply



The scan will be repeated as it is essential to make sure that the changes that have been found are definitely there. All of the features that you mention here can be associated with a condition called hydrocephalus in infants. It is necessary to discuss all of this with your gynae as soon as possible.

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Posted by: Racoon | 2013-01-30

Lara, don''t freak out now! a lot of the time its a false warning. Hydrocephalus can be treated, and the other findings(cavum septum pellucidum and agenesis of the corpus callosum) in the majority of people it causes no ill effects!

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