The Dangers Of Choroid Plexus Cysts That Attack Pregnant Women At 21 Weeks Of Age?
.. my 21 weeks fetus indicated choroid plexus cyst. what is it? is it? n is there any medicine that can be taken during pregnancy to cure it?
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The choroid plexus is a gland located on the right and left sides of the brain whose job it is to produce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid flows around the brain and spinal cord, and serves as a source of nutrition while protecting the brain and spinal cord from mechanical injury.
A choroid plexus cyst occurs when a fluid-filled sac forms in this gland. The exact cause is not yet known. However, many literature states that this condition occurs due to CSF fluid trapped in the lining of the choroid plexus cells. These cysts can begin to form at 6 weeks of gestation. However, usually, its presence can only be detected at a greater gestational age, which is over 20 weeks.
Most cases of choroid plexus cysts are not dangerous. This condition will often get better by itself when the gestational age is 28 weeks and over. This condition does not also affect cognitive abilities, intelligence, behavior, and physical disabilities in your baby later. Therefore, choroid plexus cysts do not require special treatment.
However, it is important to note that a small proportion of people with choroid plexus cysts also have genetic defects, such as trisomy 18, also known as Edward's syndrome. Babies born with this syndrome will generally experience impaired heart function, abnormal head shape, stunted growth of fingers, small mouths, and difficulty in eating and breathing. Often times, babies with Edward's syndrome will not survive into adulthood.
There is no special treatment you can do to cure your baby's condition. However, you can keep the fetal development in your womb running properly as it should, by:
Consume healthy and nutritious foods, rich in folic acid, calcium, and other sources of nutrition. Avoid smoking, alcohol or drug use. Always live a balanced lifestyle, do not stress too much, take regular breaks. maintain the pregnancy, as well as further tests can also be done to detect possible genetic defects in the fetus you are carrying.