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Mild Ventriculomegaly

So. I need help. I am 29 weeks pregnant. I have had hyperthyroidism starting two months ago. Last week we got an ultrasound that showed the baby has an enlarged thyroid. Today we got an ultrasound that showed the baby has mild ventriculomegaly. Normal the ventricals in the brain being whatever thru 10mm. Hers are 11mm. So this could be due to down syndrome, an infection, or nothing.... ? Has ANYONE dealt with this?!? I am so confused. 


Re: Mild Ventriculomegaly

  • Ethans were measured at 11 during a 34 week growth scan. We did an ultrasound in the hospital the day after he was born, a month after, and two months after. Our pedi sent us to a pediatric neurosurgeon who monitored Ethan for the last 6 months. The ultrasounds showed the ventricals stayed the same size. The neurosurgeon also kept a close eye on his head size to ensure it stayed in the same percentile through the past 6 months as well. E is fine! He's meeting all of his developmental milestones and we just had our last appointment last week. Neurosurgeon said he was just born with larger ventricles. Hope this info reassures you!
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  • Hello:

     My son had MV in utero as well.  If I recall correctly, it was 11 mm as well.  His ultimately resolved in utero.  He had no other markers for other problems (other than choriod plexus cysts) which also resolved themselves in utero.

     He had a normal birth, normal apgar scores and developed without medical problems.  He had a large head, but it was tracked and eventually leveled out.  He had a u/s at about 6 weeks old which did not show any abornormalities.

     He will be 3 in May and has had no problems.

     I'm sorry you are going through this.  I remember well the stress it added to my pregnancy.  I hope you have a great outcome.  Good luck.

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