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Explain to me what a dialated left ventricle in the brain…

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Please explain to me what a dialated left ventricle in the brain means in a 29 week fetus?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

No symptoms found on an ultrasound today..scheduled for MRI of baby in 2 wks. If this is a brain bleed what kind of things can I expect?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No totally normal pregnancy so far except age of mother is 12 yrs.10 months

Doctor's Assistant: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?

She is my granddaughter but yes pretty much

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Ventricle is where the fluid collects normally in the brain.

There are also ventricles in heart.

Can you type in the report?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
no I do not have the actual report. I do know that they tested her blood for virus exposure but it was not seen on the previous ultrasound one month ago. Could be a brain bleed of sorts if so what kind of issues will that present for the baby.

It would not be a bleed, typically.

The scan needs to be reviewed by a neonatal specialist.

It could simply be an extra large ventricle, within normal variance.

It could be a blockage to the ventricle emptying, in which case this could swell the brain. That can be fixed with a shunt.

It is unlikely to be this at this stage, but possible.

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