25.09.2015

Pregnancy baby cyst brain

The above ultrasound images of fetal brain show hypoplastic cerebellum and absent vermis with enlarged 4th ventricle which is typical of Dandy-Walker malformation. This early third trimester foetus shows multiple septations within both lateral ventricles (see the ultrasound images of the fetal brain shown above). A choroid plexus cyst is a small fluid-filled structure within the choroid of the lateral ventricles of the fetal brain. When a choroid plexus cyst is identified, the presence of structural malformations and other sonographic markers of aneuploidy should be assessed with a detailed fetal anatomic survey performed by an experienced provider. In the absence of associated sonographic abnormalities, the likelihood of trisomy 18 is extremely low in otherwise low-risk pregnancies. Counseling for a woman after prenatal identification of a fetal choroid plexus cyst should be guided by the presence or absence of other sonographic markers or structural abnormalities, results of maternal screening for risk of trisomy 18 (if performed), and maternal age (Figure 2). In women who screen negative for trisomy 18 (either first- or second-trimester screening) and in whom no other fetal structural abnormalities are visualized on a detailed ultrasound, the finding of an isolated choroid plexus cyst does not require additional genetic testing.
Ultrasound characteristics of choroid plexus cysts (size, complexity, laterality, and persistence) should not be used to further modify risk because these factors do not significantly impact the likelihood of trisomy 18. Sonography of the fetal brain reveals an anechoic (cystic) lesion posterior to the thalamus and the midbrain.
The normal anteroposterior width of the cisterna magna in third trimester of pregnancy in the fetus is less than 10 mm, as measured from the posterior surface of the vermis of the cerebellum to the anterior surface of the occipital bone in the axial plane of the fetal head.
A unilateral choroid plexus cyst is noted; no other sonographic markers of aneuploidy or structural malformations are identified.


Sonographically, choroid plexus cysts appear as echolucent cysts within the echogenic choroid (Figure 1). Most choroid plexus cysts are isolated and occur in otherwise low-risk pregnancies.2 The only association of some significance between an isolated choroid plexus cyst and a possible fetal problem is with trisomy 18. When this space is widened and greater than 10 mm, a number of diagnostic possibilities arise, including Dandy Walker malformation, Blakes pouch cyst, arachnoid cyst and mega cisterna magna.
Choroid plexus cysts may be single or multiple, unilateral or bilateral, and most often are less than 1 cm in diameter. If no other sonographic abnormalities are present, the choroid plexus cyst is considered isolated. Second-trimester sonography and trisomy 18: the significance of isolated choroid plexus cysts after an examination that includes the fetal hands. Isolated fetal choroid plexus cysts: role of ultrasonography in establishment of the risk of trisomy 18.
Choroid plexus cyst and echogenic intracardiac focus in women at low risk for chromosomal anomalies. The second-trimester fetus with isolated choroid plexus cysts: a meta-analysis of risk of trisomies 18 and 21. However, the MRI scan image of the fetal brain (bottom) shows significant midline shift and mass effect on the fetal brain.
However, in this fetus, the diagnosis based on the ultrasound images above, is that of an epidermal cyst in the occipital region.


A diagnosis of encephalocele can be ruled out as there is no evidence of breach in the continuity of the occipital bone, as well as the absence of intracranial brain pathology, normal shape of the fetal skull and a normal ventricular system of the fetal brain.
They are usually produced by draining of multiple arteriovenous malformations in the adjacent part of the fetal brain.
Thus this cystic lesion appears to be confined to the fetal scalp and the ultrasound images above point to a diagnosis of fetal scalp cyst- in this case epidermal cyst.
Differential diagnosis of such lesions includes arachnoid cysts, porencephalic cysts choroid plexus cysts and choroid plexus papilloma (easily diagnosed using color doppler imaging). These B mode and 3D ultrasound images of fetal scalp cyst are courtesy of Firoz Bhuvar, MD.
Choroid papillomas are solid lesions unlike the cystic nature of a vein of Galen aneurymsmal malformation. The other cystic lesions mentioned above would not show flow signal within the lesion on color or Power Doppler imaging.



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