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Isolated mild fetal ventriculomegaly
  1. M Wyldes1,
  2. M Watkinson2
  1. 1Princess of Wales Maternity Unit, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Neonatal Unit, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Watkinson;


Ventriculomegaly is an excess of fluid in the lateral ventricles within the developing cerebrum. It is usually diagnosed at a routine fetal anomaly scan at 18–22 weeks gestation. Management of the condition and counselling of parents are difficult, as the cause, absolute risk, and degree of resulting handicap cannot be determined with confidence.

  • ventriculomegaly
  • brain

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