Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Establishing a neonatal telemedicine service in Liverpool

Fauzia Paize
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Simon Minford
Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Innovation Consultant, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Joanne Minford
Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Christopher Dewhurst
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

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arachnoid cyst; antenatal diagnosis; congenital; hydrocephalus; case report
Key points
  1. Rapid enlargement of antenatally diagnosed arachnoid cysts can occur in the perinatal period.
  2. Appropriate postnatal management usually leads to a good outcome (in the absence of other intracranial anomalies and a normal karyotype).
  3. Treatment, if necessary, involves draining the fluid through surgery or shunting.