Fetal Cerebral Ventriculomegaly: A Narrative Review and Practical Recommendations for Pediatric Neurologists

Sonika Agarwal*, Charu Venkatesan, Brigitte Vollmer, Barbara Scelsa, Monica E. Lemmon, Andrea C. Pardo, Sarah B. Mulkey, Tomo Tarui, Vatsla Dadhwal, Mark Scher, Anthony R. Hart, Dawn Gano

*Corresponding author for this work

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Fetal cerebral ventriculomegaly is one of the most common fetal neurological disorders identified prenatally by neuroimaging. The challenges in the evolving landscape of conditions like fetal cerebral ventriculomegaly involve accurate diagnosis and how best to provide prenatal counseling regarding prognosis as well as postnatal management and care of the infant. The purpose of this narrative review is to discuss the literature on fetal ventriculomegaly, including postnatal management and neurodevelopmental outcome, and to provide practice recommendations for pediatric neurologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric neurology
StatePublished - Jul 2024


  • Child development
  • Fetal brain
  • Fetal brain MRI
  • Fetal cerebral ventriculomegaly
  • Fetal neurology
  • Fetal ventriculomegaly
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neurodevelopment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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