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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is a cyst on the fetal brain harmful?

My daughter just had her 18 month songram and she was told they see a cyst on the babies brain. She has had just about every other test possible and everything else with the baby is fine. They told her this may be a serious problem that could terminate the baby s life but without any other indications of a problem it might be nothing. Of course we are all very concerned. Just how serious is this?
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
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A cyst in baby's brain is serious. This could lead to neurological deficit after birth of the child. You need to discuss with your gynecologist and pediatrician whether the cyst is compatible with life.

Dr Shailja Puri
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