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Possible fetal brain stem cysts detected on an ulta sound
I am 20 weeks pregnant and I just was told there is a possibility of cysts on the brain stem of my unborn child.  I am scheduled for further prenatal testing in three days with a geneticist.  My question is, if a cysts is located at the brain stem is there any treatment and what is the prognosis?
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When a good friend of mine was pregnant her u/s also showed cysts on her babys brain. Her Dr. sent her to a high risk Dr and they told her they see these more often than not.  The cysts eventually shrunk and her son is an active 6 yr old in kindegarten.  Good Luck
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Hi CreeCree, my son had a choroid plexus cyst at his 20w US. Apparently these are pretty common and harmless, often they disappear. I know this is a different part of the brain, but hopefully the ones your baby has/may have are harmless as well.
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Thank you for your responses!  Any good news is great news at this point!
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13167 tn?1327197724
I found a website for you - it sounds really hopeful.  Sounds like more often than not,  this isn't a problem.

Best wishes,  and prayers!

http://www.amnionet.com/p67.htm
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Yes, I've also heard that cysts are common and do shrink with time.
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173820 tn?1224939758
my first daughters u/s showed cyst in brain as well..i was monitored very closely and by around 30 weeks it shrank...and she is perfectly fine...hang in there..sometimes doctors scare you more then needed
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HI! IM 21 WEEKS PREGNANT AND WAS TOLD YESTERDAY AT MY U/S THAT MY BABY BOY HAS N VERY SMALL CYZT IN HIS HEAD. THE U/S SHOWED NO OTHER DEFECTS AND MY BLOOD TESTS CAME BACK 100% NORMAL! i am so scared and cried myself to sleep last night! i don't know what to do or who to speak to! i love my baby already and can't think of him as harmed in any way! what should i do????????????????????????? the doc says that i shoudn't wory about it but how can anyone expect you not to worry when its your child that has the cyst?????? please help me! im busy stressing myself into n coma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am in the same boat. I was told also last week that my little boy has a CPC.I WAS DEVISTATED! And I never saw it comeing. I have 2 other healthy children 3 and 2. In which I had perfectly normal ultrasound wherre nothing came back. "abnormal".Everything else looks normal. And he is even in the 70% already for overall size.  Anytime I have a free minute I am on the internet researching every possible outcome. Studies show that if found by themselves they "probably" dont indicate anything.  I went for my 2nd ultrasound today but wont get the results back until Friday. HOwever I did get my quad screening test back today and it was normal. At this point though, it is really scary. No matter  how many normal test results  I get from this point on  it is not enough assurance to ease the stress . Pregnancy is supposed to be a relaxing time to fantasize about your life with your new baby and when you get negative information it makes it almost impossible to relax. I have had so many vivid nightmares and I still have 4  1/2 months to go. I think I am going to go ahead and go for the amnio. Anyone else there?
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