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Cyst on unborn child's brain

I just found out my unborn child has a cyst on her brain. I am getting sent to August sometime to get it seen about. I just want to be prepared for when I go the bad new I could possibly recieve. So what is the worst that could happen with my baby having a cyst on her brain? I am only 22 weeks and 5 days
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768015 tn?1333655675
Honestly cysts usually go away. When I was 20 weeks they told me my baby was healthy but they found a cyst on her brain. She told me it could be nothing but it also could mean that my baby had Trisomy 18 which is really serious and is the baby usually doesn't live after birth. She said she HAD to tell me the worst but she said that it is actually very common. I went baack in 4 weeks and the cyst had disappeared. My daughter is 13 months and perfrectly healthy. Did the doctor see any other markers?
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202436 tn?1326477933
It depends on the type of cyst.  If it's a choroid plexus cyst and there are no other markers/risk factors then chances are extremely high that it will resolve itself within a month or two.  with my 2nd daughter I was told she had a right choroid plexus cyst just under 1 mm in her brain.  It was found during my 20 week anatomy scan.  The docs assured me that becuase there were no other markers for genetic disorders that it would go away. 8 weeks later at my next ultrasound it was completely gone.  She is now a healthy, rambunctious 7 yo.  
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478429 tn?1265247987
Both of my kids had choroid pleIxus cysts...I waited 8-10 weeks to have a re-scan and they were gone on both of them. They are both doing very well. DS is almost 4 and DD is 9months :-)
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363110 tn?1340924019
LosingMyMindInGA is right. if it's a choroid type cyst it can and usually will go away.

If your worried about genetic disorders, it's only a real worry when your baby shows 2 or more markers for one.

Common genetic disorders are Trisome 21 (Down Syndrome), Trisome 18 (Edwards Syndrome), and Trisome 9.

My son TJ had T21 and had growth problems and heart defects, all markers for T21.
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