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ventriculomegaly

Definitions

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  • n. dilation of the lateral ventricles of the brain

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Examples

  • Fetal ventriculomegaly is frequently associated with other severe developmental abnormalities, and this combination presents a uniformly dismal outcome.

    Hydrocephalus

  • If the ventriculomegaly is stable, the fetus is carried to term.

    Hydrocephalus

  • The diagnostic distinction can be difficult to make, particularly with ultrasound alone, but is critical because fetal ventriculomegaly from a destructive or maldevelopment process carries a poor prognosis.

    Hydrocephalus

  • On the other hand, those with mild isolated ventriculomegaly of less than 12 mm have an excellent prognosis.

    Hydrocephalus

  • The Chiari II malformation accounts for approximately 30 percent of fetuses identified with ventriculomegaly.

    Hydrocephalus

  • It is clear that fetal ventriculomegaly with associated abnormalities have a poor outcome.

    Hydrocephalus

  • The finding of fetal ventriculomegaly requires a prompt, thorough evaluation that begins with a concerted effort to rule out additional anomalies.

    Hydrocephalus

  • It is important to distinguish hydrocephalus from ventricular enlargement or ventriculomegaly, which can also be caused by brain destruction and morphological maldevelopment.

    Hydrocephalus

  • In cases of ventriculomegaly associated with infections, chromosomal abnormalities and severe CNS and extracranial abnormalities, a poor prognosis may lead a family to end the pregnancy.

    Hydrocephalus

  • A lymphatic CSF absorption deficit would appear to play some role (either direct or indirect) in the pathogenesis of ventriculomegaly.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

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