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Choroid Plexus Cysts

Postby Ji » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:03 pm

I just had a scan and the dr found bilateral CPCs. I've been referred to a foetal diagnosis specialist for a full u/s at 20 wks. I didn't do any screening earlier. I don't know if the dr found any other markers in my u/s, she didn't mention any and I didn't think to ask, I was in shock and too terrified to think straight.

There are a few posts about this, but I want to ask some specific questions about testing, timing and results for anyone who found CPC in scans.

1) When did they find CPC?

2) Did you have any earlier testing (OSCAR, triple marker, etc)? What were your results?

3) What tests did the dr recommend after finding CPC? And when did you have the tests?

4) What were the results of the tests?

5) Did the cysts diminish later?

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Postby Ji » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:15 pm

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Anyone?
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Postby ashand888 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:13 pm

I don't have any personal experience with this but I've heard of LOTS of ladies who have...I think it is actually quite common to find the choroid plexus cysts on early u/s, usually around 13-18 weeks or so. In most cases, they go away on their own and are no longer present by the end of pregnancy. I think usually the docs order a level 2 u/s (a bit more detailed) or just repeat the u/s later in pregnancy to make sure the condition has resolved. I know that these CAN be an indication of downs syndrome if found along with other soft tissue markers (on the heart, etc) but, by themself, usually don't mean anything. I'm sure your little one will be just fine :D !

I bet you'll get a LOT of replies if you post this under the general chat forum...like I said before, I've heard of lots of women who have said the doc mentioned this.

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Postby boots » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:58 pm

they found a cpc on my son at 18 weeks and also found a foci on the heart, i had no further testing up to that point. After the doctor told us this, we did the maternal screening (bloodwork). We again had both of these checked at 28 weeks and they were gone. Sometimes the brain hasn't developed all the way and hasn't pushed that fluid through so it builds up, this is very common and now some doctors are saying that it is part of development. Please ask me any questions and i will help you if i can.
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Postby Ji » Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:33 pm

Thank you so much for your replies. I'm going for the u/s this Friday and hoping everything will be fine.

Ashand I took your advice and xposted in the general chat forum.

boots thanks for the information. What bloodwork did you get done? I was only offered an OSCAR at 14 wks which I didn't do. Are there bloodtests that can be done later in pregnancy?

I will let you know how my scan goes, :praying: baby is healthy!
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Postby boots » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:37 am

It is called a quad screening and it is done around 15-20 weeks i think. What it does is compares certain things in your blood and gives you a ratio to see how likely it would be if you had a child with downs or spina binifia, neural tube defects, etc. Everyone has a ratio based on there age and as long as it comes back above that they say that it is unlikely that there is a problem. I have heard of people getting false positives on these so really the only test you could do to know for certain is the amnio. I did the blood test just because it wasn't so invasive (sp?) and it would let me know if i needed further testing done to be prepared.
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Postby Ji » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:23 am

Baby is perfectly healthy! We didn't get to finish the scan because he wouldn't move and give the dr a good view of his head and face so we have to go back in 2 wks, but the dr checked everything else and it was all fine.

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Postby PixieB » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:03 pm

You must be so relieved! That's such good news, even if they didn't get to do a complete scan. And who's going to refuse another opportunity to see their baby in the u/s
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Postby mamalynn » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:38 am

that is great news! HH to you!
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Postby SaLT » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:06 pm

Hey, Ji! I'm glad everything turned out well, you're BF'ing & everything now!!! I'm seeing this is an old thread, but I wanted to say to anybody reading this that I was told today that we have a possible T18 defect that was indicated by a cpc and we're awaiting blood test results (up to 10 days!!!). Tuesday, I go for the level II u/s & genetic counseling. It's VERY nerve-racking, but you know what? It feels good to hear what you all are saying... my baby doesn't have ONE other thing wrong, so she's probably OK. ;o)
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Postby jilo77 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:51 am

Salt I pm'd you! :D
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Postby Ji » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:55 pm

I pmed you too.
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