Fetal Brain Asymmetry: in Utero and Early Neonatal Follow up
Fetal brain asymmetry is considered a normal developmental processes. The size and shape of the lateral ventricles are interdependence with the brain parenchyma. Abnormal development of the fetal brain may cause unilateral or bilateral ventriculomegaly. Fetal cerebral ventricle measurement is one of the most frequently used sonographic tool for the evaluation of brain development. It is easier to evaluate and measure the distal cerebral ventricle, and therefore data concerning the normal range of asymmetry and the normal progress of the asymmetry are limited.
The objective of the study is to follow up the incidental finding of fetal ventricle brain asymmetry between 19-30 weeks of pregnancy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Study Start Date:||November 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|fetal ventricle brain asymmetry||
Other: fetal brain neurosonography
fetal brain neurosonography according to the ISUG guidelines