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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Cystic structure near baby's head

What does it mean if after my last ultra sound ( at 8 weeks) they said they saw "possible cystic area at cephalic end of embryo" ? They have scheduled a second ultra sound to try to get a better look. I am now 11 weeks. What could it mean if there is a cystic area at the baby's head?

CJ

Dear CJ,

At 8 weeks the baby is very small, so it is difficult to get a good look at the different parts of the baby. They are concerned because they saw a cyst (fluid filled sac) near the baby's head. It could have gone away by itself by now, or it could be a sign of a problem like a brain cyst. The next ultrasound should give you much more information.

Sincerely,

Amy

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