Imaging of fetal ventriculomegaly

Pediatr Radiol. 2020 Dec;50(13):1948-1958. doi: 10.1007/s00247-020-04880-1. Epub 2020 Nov 30.


Fetal ventriculomegaly is the most common central nervous system abnormality detected by prenatal imaging. It has a high association with other anomalies. Etiologies and prognoses for fetal ventriculomegaly range from normal outcomes to significant neurodevelopmental sequelae. In this paper, we review the development, terminology, pathogenesis, imaging and prognosis of fetal ventriculomegaly.

Keywords: Brain; Central nervous system; Fetus; Magnetic resonance imaging; Ventricles; Ventriculomegaly.

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  • Review