It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pregnancy Message Board

  • Choroid Plexus Cysts ***Worried***

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-01-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
    sweetbelky
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Gastonia, NC USA
    Posts: 45
    sweetbelky HB User
    Question Choroid Plexus Cysts ***Worried***

    I had my 18 week u/s today and they found bilateral choroid plexus cysts, but no other noticeable abnormalities. I go for a Level 2 u/s Friday. I would like to know:

    a) What should this mean to me right now? What is the likelihood that something is wrong with my baby?

    b) What can/can't the Level 2 u/s tell me? Will it be able to rule out defects? What would be sufficient cause to get an amnio?

    TIA to any response to my post, as I have many concerns and questions regarding this!

    Thanks,
    Cathy

    ds 12/1/93
    edd 2/28/04
    __________________
    ~Cathy
    ds 12/1/93
    edd 2/28/04

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 10-02-2003, 08:13 AM   #2
    Bmom3
    Senior Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: OH
    Posts: 113
    Bmom3 HB User
    Post

    I'm sorry I don't have any knowledge of this, but I really hope you and your baby are all right.
    I would definitely talk to your doctor and ask him/her all of your questions.
    You could also do a search on line to see what you can find.
    Take care.


     
    Old 10-02-2003, 10:21 AM   #3
    sweetbelky
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Gastonia, NC USA
    Posts: 45
    sweetbelky HB User
    Post

    Thank you for your kindness. I have been looking a lot on the net and have found out some more info on this. I will quote a few paragraphs to give others an idea of what this is about:

    ------------------------------------------------------
    The choroid plexus is the tissue within the brain, which produces the cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid fills the normal spaces in the brain (ventricles) and flows around the outside of the brain and spinal cord. Small fluid-filled spaces, called cysts, are seen during obstetrical ultrasound examinations in the choroid plexus in up to 2% of normal pregnancies.

    These cysts disappear spontaneously during pregnancy and are, in themselves, of no concern before or after birth. There is no need to re-scan during pregnancy. Children with choroid plexus cysts are developmentally normal and indistinguishable from those in whom no cysts were seen on ultrasound examination during pregnancy.

    In a few patients reported in medical journals, a fetus with choroid plexus cysts was found to have a chromosomal abnormality, Trisomy 18. In Trisomy 18, the fetus has an extra chromosome number 18 with a total of 47 chromosomes, instead of the normal 46. The great majority of babies with this condition have other physical abnormalities, often affecting the limbs (especially a clenched fist), heart, brain, and/or face. When these defects are found in addition to choroid plexus cysts, there is a strong concern about Trisomy 18, and the mother would be recommended to have an Amniocentesis to determine if the fetus has this condition.

    If a fetus with choroid plexus cysts has a detailed ultrasound, including views of the heart and of hands that open and close, and shows no other abnormalities, then the risk of Trisomy 18 is only 1 in about 250. The risk of an Amniocentesis causing a miscarriage is about 1 in 250.
    ------------------------------------------------------
    __________________
    ~Cathy
    ds 12/1/93
    edd 2/28/04

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Choroid Plexus Cysts in Adults FranLee Brain & Nervous System Disorders 0 01-14-2009 10:46 PM
    Need some help understanding what a choroid plexus cyst is. Kristeen Brain & Nervous System Disorders 9 07-30-2008 10:33 AM
    Choroid Plexus Cysts? yellowbird14 Pregnancy 14 06-21-2007 06:51 AM
    Adult with Choroid Plexus Cysts hoping to talk to others lovemyrinny Brain & Nervous System Disorders 12 06-05-2007 08:39 AM
    Choroid plexus cyst Sweet73 Pregnancy 10 01-31-2007 10:23 AM
    choroid plexus cyst (level two meme23me2003 Pregnancy 2 04-26-2006 03:11 PM
    Choroid Plexus Cyst???? 2fst Pregnancy 2 01-25-2005 09:08 AM
    Anyone have choroid plexus cysts? amy0807 Down Syndrome 0 05-03-2001 08:16 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:09 PM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!