Early fetal hydropic changes are associated with moderate dilatation of the brain ventricular system: A clue to a possible link between cervical lymphatic engorgement and ventricular dilatation?

Early fetal hydropic changes are associated with moderate dilatation of the brain ventricular system: A clue to a possible link between cervical lymphatic engorgement and ventricular dilatation? Lymphology. 2019;52(1):11-17 Authors: Paladini D, Donarini G, Conti A, Constanza De Angelis L, Witte MH, Genesio R, Bernas M, Bellini T, Boccardo F, Ramenghi LA, Bellini C Abstract The aim of this study is to assess whether early cervical lymphatic obstruction is associated with a sonographically detectable dilatation of the ventricular system in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. In particular, the objective is to assess whether fetuses with non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF), cystic hygroma, or enlarged nuchal translucency (NT) have a greater atrial width/biparietal diameter (AW/BPD) ratio than normal at time of the combined first trimester screening scan. This retrospective study included 96 first trimester fetuses (33 normal and 63 with various degree of cervical lymphatic engorgement). Inclusion criteria were CRL in the 45-84 mm range and availability of one or more three-dimensional volume datasets of the fetal head, acquired from the BPD plane. Each three-dimensional volume dataset was opened and multiplanar correlation employed to align the three orthogonal planes. The ratio between the atrial width and the BPD (AW/BPD ratio) was used to evaluate the possible presence of increased amount of cerebrospinal fluid. Abnormal cases were placed into 4 categories: 1) ...
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