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She has just been told her unborn daughter has a hole in the third ventricle of her brain

My sister is 27 yrs old and 32 wks pregnant with her 1st child. she has just been told her unborn daughter has a hole in the third ventricle of her brain. i am 35 yrs old with 4 kids and have never heard of this. i have been looking on the internet and cant find anything. she is really worried and has to wait a wk before finding out anything. could you help or point me in the right direction please. thank you for your help

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, I am sorry but this does not really provide enough information for me to decipher what the problem may be. She can contact the Maternity unit where she is due to give birth and they will have a copy of the report. The medical staff should be able to explain it more thoroughly to her. There is a condition called fluid on the brain or hydrocephaly. A drain or shunt is inserted into the brain to help drain the fluid away. It may be something similar to this? I am sorry but I am not sure. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 22 Jan 2009