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My 20 wk u/s went well today (it's a <span><b>BOY</b></span>, btw!) - everything is measuring spot on, heartbeat is strong, etc - except for the presence of <i>"bilateral 4mm choroid plexus cysts"</i>. Apparently, these CAN be a soft marker for Trisomy 18 (but only when identified in conjunction with other abnormalities, particularly with the heart, hands or feet). The u/s tech brought the attending physician in to take another look, and he could not find any other abnormalities - heart was fine (all four chambers easily identifiable, no cysts), all fingers and toes present and correct etc. In addition, my risk for Trisomy 18 from bloodwork was identified at 1 in 99,000. With all of this, plus my age (under 35), he is not concerned that there is any significant risk for Trisomy 18. Choroid plexus cysts, he said, usually resolve themselves by 28-30 weeks.<br><br>
This is good news! I feel very reassured by all the reading that I have done regarding choroid plexus cysts (including a couple of threads on MDC) - all indications point to a happy outcome. I guess I'm just posting here to get it out of my system, and find out if anyone else has (or had, with previous pregnancies), a similar finding on u/s? I have an appointment with my regular OB this afternoon, so I'll plan on talking with her about it, too. I might see if I can schedule a follow-up u/s for 6 weeks or so, just to be sure...<br><br>
Any input welcome!
 

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Congratulations on your little boy! Are they going to do another u/s later to see if the cysts have resolved? I'd assume they will since they could find any other problems.
 

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My first son had the same cysts on his 20 week u/s, we did a follow up u/s around 28 weeks and the cysts were gone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I think from everything you have said it seems like everything is totally normal!
 

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<span>CherryBomb</span>: thanks! Well, I spoke with my OB this afternoon and she wants me to go back in eight weeks (at 28 weeks) for a follow-up u/s to make sure the cysts have resolved. She didn't seem at all concerned - said that in 10 years of practice, she's never come across a case where these kind of cysts DIDN'T resolve by the third trimester. As an aside, I love how all my medical providers are so unfazed by everything! My baby could probably have two heads and she wouldn't bat an eyelid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">.<br><br><span>chely7425</span>: cool. That's what most of my research has suggested, too. Fingers crossed!
 

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Just wanted to post an update here in the event that someone searches on this topic in the future seeking reassurance....<br><br>
Had my follow-up u/s today at 28 weeks and the cysts were gone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
Everything else looked great too, except for the fact that the baby is measuring big (82nd percentile) and is over 3/4 a pound heavier than 'average' at this stage, eek! I am hoping that it's just a growth spurt, because the idea of birthing a huge baby is even more intimidating than birthing a 'regular-sized' one. Anyway, I told my husband that I shall blame him if we have a giant child (he's 6ft 4 and 210 pounds), because I'm decidedly <i>not</i> giant (5ft 5, 125 lbs). He looked ...guilty, haha <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Had my follow-up u/s today at 28 weeks and the cysts were gone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"></div>
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Yay, what a relief! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
You may have come across my story in the other MDC threads that you read. The short version is just like yours... choroid plexus cysts, no other markers, everything ended up fine.<br><br>
But it sure is disconcerting to hear that there is something... amiss... during an ultrasound.<br><br>
Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!
 

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awesome! you must be so beside yourself w/ relief. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Great news! Glad to hear your baby boy is doing well.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> congratulations! i'm glad you updated <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
the growth measurements can be off by as much as 2lbs so don't worry about babbas size, ur body will make the right baby size for you to handle. my mum is 5' 2" and was 115lbs b4 pg but managed to birth me....10lb 1 oz<br><br>
poor dears belly was hanging over her knees when she sat down by the end apparently <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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