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Mentor: Paul Grabb MD


Prenatal closure of myelomeningoceles for fetuses with ventricular width of greater than 15 mm at the time of intrauterine screening (19-25 weeks) has been discouraged, but little is documented regarding the details of ventricle measurement, modality, and timing. This study concludes that ultrasound and MRI provide different results in regards to fetal ventricle size. If treatment recommendations are going to be offered or withheld based on the 15 mm "rule" the method of fetal imaging must be taken into account.

MeSH Keywords

Myelomeningocele; Fetal Therapies; Ultrasonography; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Comparative Study


Fetal Surgery; Ventricle Measurement; Spina Bifida


Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Pediatrics | Surgery


Presented at Children's Mercy Kansas City Research Days, May 2019.

Fetal Ventricular Measurement in Determination for Intrauterine Closure of Myelomeningoceles



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