I had an ultrasound done around 27wks and his right lateral ventricle measured at 11 and now at 30 wks the measurement is 15. Iam very concered and worried what the outcome could be when he is born. I would be really appericative for a response back. Thank You
Increasing ventricular size can be a sign that there is an obstruction to the flow of fluid within the brain, or that the brain itself is not developing along the normal pathway. Although either of these problems increase the risk of neurodevelopmental problems, we cannot accurately predict how your baby will be affected since babies continue to grow new brain tissue and connections.
After your baby is born, he should be evaluated by his pediatrician and a pediatric neurologist. Further imaging studies such as head ultrasound and brain MRI will likely be performed to further assess the degree of ventricular enlargement as well as search for any underlying causes.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.