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Fetal Brain Asymmetry: in Utero and Early Neonatal Follow up

This study has been terminated.
(Difficulties in recruiting)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier:
First received: October 14, 2012
Last updated: June 14, 2015
Last verified: July 2012

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.

Condition Intervention
Fetal Ventricle Brain Asymmetry Other: fetal brain neurosonography

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel:

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: November 2012
Study Completion Date: July 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
fetal ventricle brain asymmetry Other: fetal brain neurosonography
fetal brain neurosonography according to the ISUG guidelines


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 42 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pregnant women with fetal ventricle brain asymmetry

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-42 years old pregnant women
  • 19-30 weeks of pregnancy
  • No medical history of chronic disease
  • No medical history of drug therapy
  • No other findings on ultrasound examination
  • Low risk pregnancy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fetal malformation
  • Chronic maternal disease
  • Fetal chromosomal aberration
  • suspected fetal infection
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Responsible Party: HaEmek Medical Center, Israel Identifier: NCT01707875     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMC-0062-12-CTIL
Study First Received: October 14, 2012
Last Updated: June 14, 2015 processed this record on September 21, 2017