What is Ventriculomegaly?

Enlargement of ventricles of the heart. commonly seen in heart ailments.

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Hello doctor, My wife is got perganent recently now she is her 24 weeks ,which is 6 months.During her 5 month scan the doctor has informed the right and left ventrical's of the brain is upper normal ,have attached the documents reports for your reference. 1.They have asked for troch test and have got that done.Which show normal results. 2.Need to know if there will any abnormalities in the developing bady? 3.When surfed online could see ,the best is to abort the pregancy.Is this true? 4.Till when we can wait to see the changes in the ventricals? Could you please provide more information on the same and im sorry not attaching the reports earlier.There is 2 sets of reports attached. Do revert back if you need any information on the same.
Brief Answer:
bilateral lateral ventriculomegaly

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr Goutham ,
This is a fetal anomaly usually picked up in the 2nd trimester . It may be caused by maternal infection (TORCH normal), chromosomal or genetic anomalies or even idiopathic . The lateral ventricles dilate due to...
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We have just had a 22 week scan which showed left ventricle 10.4mm and right 9.2mm. Third ventricle, corpus callosum etc. are all normal and intact. We have been offered amnio test but understand this this runs the risk of miscarriage? We are wondering what course of action to take.
Brief Answer:
You should do amniocentesis

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear!
Chances for miscarriage from amniocentesis in this age of pregnancy are very very low 0,3 to 1%.
But i think that you should take this risk to do AMNIOCENTESIS (amnio test)because your baby have a mild unilateral ventriculomegaly...
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my wife is pregnant of 27 week 6 days.our baby is dignosed with moderate ventriculomegaly and partial agenesis of corpus callosum..biometry findings are bpd 74.3mm ,ofd 86.4mm, hc 252.4mm, cm 12.5mm,tcd 27.1mm, ventricularly atrium 13.9mm ,tad 70.5mm,apad 62.0mm ,ac 208.1mm, fl 42.6mm ,bpd/ofd0.86 ,hc/ac 1.21 ,bpd/fl 1.74 and estimated wt of fetus is 789 gm..kindly tell me what abnormalities my baby would face after birt and what are chances of
In case of mild there are 90% chances of good outcome but in your case it is moderate so there are chances of chromosomal abnormalities like downs syndrome it is too early to comment on prognosis now
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My featus at 20 weeks was detected with isolated venriculormegaly...hence i had to go in for an MTP( medical termination). Post this a month and half later i was adivsed to go in for toch test... The roch test have shown negavtive Igm bt IGG positive.. following this i have gooten a titre which shws CMV-IGG reactive (554)..toxoplasma -igg serum -Reactive (19.6).. Kindly adivse any solution or medication and whehter this will have any impact on future pregancy if planned..
Thanks for your query.
First and foremost, any infection , in which the Ig - G ( immunoglobulin G ) is positive, indicates a past infection, and hence immunity to it.
You should only worry if the CMV / toxoplasmosis / rubella - any of these have the Ig - M positive.
In that case, you should...
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Just had ultrasound at 28 weeks. Everything is fine and anatomy scan was good except the 2 lateral ventricles are prominent... Cisterna Magna is 1.2cm. The nurse told us that there is nothng to be concerned about but by law she had to inform us and referred us to an imaging center for a fetal MRI . She said that if there was any other abnormality noticed on the ultrasound then that would be cause for concern but since there is not and all my genetic testing came back great than not to worry. Is she right in saying theres nothing to worry about? is this something that is common in fetus now a days?
Hi, welcome to HCM.
Yes, your nurse is right. Cisterna Magna is common finding. But dilated lateral ventricle is to be concern. If the diameter is 1 cm then it is matter of concern. It will be better if will go for Fetal MRI.
It is completely harmless for fetus. If there is any problem then it...
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My grandmother has dementia. On the CT Brain without contrast findings include - ventricular system is midline in position and shows no mass effect. There is mild to moderate ventriculomegaly and the cortical sulci are moderately prominent bilaterally there are no acute areas of diminished or increased attenuation in the brain parenchyma and there are no extra-axial fluid collections.
Impression: normal examination for this age with Involutional changes
Based on the CT result does she has Alzheimer's disease
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No,Alzheimer's disease can't be confirmed from this report.
This reports shows age related atrophic changes in brain.
Atrophic changes in brain occur in many conditions like Ageing,Sequel of infection,Alcoholism,Alzheimer's disease etc.
She need proper neurological...
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My son has been diagnosed with agenesis of the corpos callosum at 7 weeks old, why was this not detected in the amnio?
Hello ,

Thanks for posting your query.

Agenesis of the corpus callosum is caused by disruption to development of the fetal brain between the 3rd and 12th week of pregnancy. It can be caused by genetic, chromosomal anomalies but in majority of cases the cause is not known.

It is usually picked up...
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my wife is 23 weeks pregnant. ultra sound scan( Antenatel Scan) shows
fetal spine very short, cervical spine not seen , fetal head appears attached to chest directly .
atrium of lateral ventricle measures 11mm.
impression: single live fetus, suggestion of open bifida close to head. Ventriculomegaly.
what does this means
Thank you for choosing XXXXXXX Spina bifida is a congenital malformation in which there is something wrong with the bone in the vertebral column, exposing the spinal cord which should be protected within the vertebral column. In your case its a open spina bifida - the spinal cord...
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hello doctor. .. My wife with 28weeks pregnant. In tiffa scaning they found that baby has mild ventriculomegaly of 10mm . Is this going to be any problem to my baby after born? Is there any problem in brain development? What is the solution to this problem we needs your valuable suggestion as soon as possible. Thanks & regaurds NANDU.
thanks for your query.
Fetal ventriculomegaly is a relatively common finding on second trimester obstetrical ultrasound examination. It is clinically important because it can be caused by a variety of disorders that result in neurological, motor, and/or cognitive impairment. Many cases are...
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