I offer parents of children with inuteroabnormalities prenatal
counseling. This allows us to provide education toprospective parents
about their child's diagnosis and prognosis, allowing themmaking
important decisions about the pregnancy and new born. Disordersdiagnosed
in utero include hydrocephalus, intracranial cyst, spinal
dysraphism,vascular anomalies, and rarely, tumors.
What Is Prenatal Hydrocephalus?
Prenatal hydrocephalus describes hydrocephalus that is diagnosed in utero (before birth).
Hydrocephalus can be detected in a fetus as early as the latter part of
the first trimester of pregnancy. Around 20 to 24 weeks of gestation,
abnormal dilation of the fetus's ventricles is more clearly detectable.
Prenatal ultrasound, performed by a radiologist skilled in obstetric
ultrasound, is highly reliable and accurate. It will establish that
there is an abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection but it may not
show the precise site of flow obstruction. The more important question
is what caused the hydrocephalus and to what degree is there other
malformations within the central nervous system. Amniocentesis (needle
aspiration of intrauterine fluid) can often detect the presence of open
neural tube defects, such as myelomeningocele, chromosome abnormalities
and in utero infections, and may indicate the severity of the fetal
condition. In general, early (first trimester) development of
significant hydrocephalus can be a bad prognostic sign for infant
mortality and developmental progress. In some cases, mild ventricular
dilation identified by ultrasound has resolved itself by the third
Prenatal hydrocephalus is generally not treated until after birth, After
birth a shunt may be inserted into the baby's brain to divert CSF fluid
to treat the hydrocephalus.
There are many unknowns surrounding a prenatal diagnosis of
hydrocephalus. This can be very frightening, distressing and sad for
expectant parents, and extremely frustrating for the medical specialists
who provide care. Although the outlook and success rate for infants
diagnosed at or after birth is generally very high, there are limited
studies available on the long-term prognosis of those with
prenatal-onset hydrocephalus. Much seems to depend on the extent of
associated brain and systemic abnormalities, structural changes in the
brain and the extent of the hydrocephalus. It is very difficult to
accurately predict future function based on morphology or imaging. The
more significant factor in the future development of children with
prenatal-onset hydrocephalus is the presence of continuing care and the
absence of complications such as infection or hemorrhage.
I also do antenatal counseling for cyst in brain like Dandy-Walker malformation, Arachnoid cyst and spinal dyrasphism.
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Pediatric Neurosurgeon treats infants and children with disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous system.
Pediatric Neurosurgery is a sub-specialty of Neurosurgery and requires additional fellowship training after residency to specialize in the care of infants and children. The specialty focuses on the particular problems seen, and sometimes unique to, the pediatric age group.
As such, my practice is exclusively dedicated to the care of children with neurosurgical disorders and incorporates a team approach involving many other Pediatric specialists including Paediatricians, Pediatric-Neurologist, Pediatric Intensitivist, Pediatric-Anesthesia, Neuro-radiologist, Neuro-oncologist, Pediatric-Orthopedics and Plastic-Surgeon.
I treat Infants and Children with disorders affecting the Central Nervous System
- Hydrocephalus [ Including Neuroendoscopy ]
- Tethered Cord syndrome [Spinal Dysraphism,Spina Bifida]
- Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors (Pediatric Neuro-oncology)
- Surgery for Epilepsy
- Brain and Spinal Cord Trauma
- Cranial Dysraphism
- Cerebrovascular Disorders (Including Moya Moya disease)
- Ante-natal counseling for Neurosurgical Problems
Pediatric Neurosurgery is a sub-specialty of Neurosurgery and requires additional fellowship training after residency to specialize in the care of infants and children. The specialty focuses on the particular problems seen that are unique to, the pediatric age group.My practice is exclusively dedicated to the care of children with neurosurgical disorders and incorporates a team approach involving many other Pediatric specialists including Pediatricians, Pediatric-Neurologist, Pediatric Intensitivist, Pediatric-Anesthesia, Pediatric-Orthopedics ,Plastic-Surgeon.Neuro-radiologist, and Neuro-oncologist,
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