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4mm Peimembranous VSD
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4mm Peimembranous VSD

Hi  Doctor ,

  My son have diagnosed with  4mm vsd  during the 1st month medical checkup .
He is putting up weight abt 900g per month  . what is the chances of auto closure
of the vsd and will the "hole" ever growth in size ?

Born on  26/01/2012
1st medical checkup  26/02/2012
next examination      12/05/2012
  
Thanks in advance    






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Ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are very common in children.  A 4 mm VSD in a term one month old would be considered small to moderate in size.  If your child is gaining weight well, then there is at least a 50% chance that it could close during his lifetime.  The holes do not increase in size;  they stay the same or get smaller.  Your doctor will also watch for complications like the infrequent development of a leaking aortic valve, or blockage developing under the aortic or pulmonary valves (can be seen when the VSD is located in the perimembranous region).  As long as your child gets regular follow up for the heart during his growing years, it sounds like all should go well.
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Thanks . I really hope so , that the hole can be auto-closed .

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