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The Neonatal and Congenital Anomaly Neurosurgery Program at Boston Children’s Hospital was created to diagnose ventriculomegaly and other neurologic congenital anomalies as early as possible. We know that an early and accurate diagnosis gives newborns the chance for optimal treatment and recovery. As always, we will be in close communication with you and your family every step of the way.
How is ventriculomegaly diagnosed?
Ventriculomegaly can be detected during pregnancy, on prenatal tests, or after the baby is born.
The different types of prenatal tests used to diagnose ventriculomegaly include:
Testing after birth
The following tests can be used to diagnose hydrocephalus in infants and older children who have ventriculomegaly:
What should I do after my unborn child is diagnosed with ventriculomegaly?
Once the imaging studies are completed, radiologists in the Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC) at Children’s will review them with a team of nursing staff and pediatric specialists.
Following this review, you will meet with the members of the multidisciplinary team to go over the results, discuss what the findings mean for the fetus for the remainder of the pregnancy and review expected outcomes after birth related to surgery, hospitalization and long-term health. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to review the images and ask questions.
To schedule an appointment or consultation at the Advanced Fetal Care Center, please use our online request form or contact us at:
Phone: 617-355-6512 or 1-866-FETALCARE
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