I just wanted to reassure anyone who is told their baby has 1 or more than 1 choroid plexus cyst.
I was told last week that my baby has one of these on it's brain by the sonographer who performed my 20 week scan at the fetal medicine centre in london. She recommended i see professor nicolaides (the best in the world, i've been told, he's very famous in the sonography world) this week just to get reassurance from him. She told me there is a link to Trisomy 18 (Edward's syndrome) with choroid plexus cysts.
Well when I phoned my Ob the day after the scan, worried out of my mind, he said he was really angry that she'd even told me about the cyst because it will resolve itself in a few weeks, which is also what the sonographer told me, and that it has absolutely no relevance to Trisomy 18/Edward's at all, unless other things are seen on the scan. My Ob said 'they are no supposed to tell you about a cyst if no other markers for trisomy 18 are seen, what a stupid woman!' He then told me not to see the professor because it would be a complete waste of time. This reassured me that there was nothing to worry about. My Ob also said it makes no difference if you have 1 cyst or 10 cysts, they all disappear and are completely harmless.
However, I kept the appointment with the professor and saw him last night. I couldn't help myself. He screwed his face up when I told him why I was there, he wanted to know which of his staff had scanned me. He said "a cyst without any other markers is completely normal and will resolve on it's own". It does not increase your risk of Trisomy 18. He apologised for wasting my time, and confirmed the baby is 100% healthy and wrote on the report "very small and resolving choroid plexus cyst with no significance. the prognosis for this baby is excellent".
I just wanted to reassure everyone out there who is told their baby has a cyst, or two cysts, or even 10 cysts. If there are no other markers for trisomy 18, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
My baby's cyst has already halved in size in 8 days, and will be gone in a week or two.
I read so much on the internet, and looking back, i wish i hadn't. I had a lot of sleepless nights wondering if my baby was ok.
I was told the same thing. my baby had four at his 20 week scan. with no other abnormalities. we even declined the amnio because there was nothing else wrong. some have dissolved and some haven't... which is normal. they do not interfere with the function of the brain. some cysts may not dissolve but it won't matter. its the same as a baby having a birthmark... it's there but completely harmless.
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