Fetal Treatment Program of New England


One of the most common birth defects related to the nervous system and seen in approximately one in 1,000 live births, hydrocephalus occurs when cerebral spinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain, which causes the brain to stretch and results in brain damage.

Diagnosed through level II ultrasound, fetal MRI and amniocentesis, hydrocephalus is best treated after birth. In rare cases, we may recommend fetal intervention.