Evaluation of neonatal intracranial hemorrhage by computerized tomography.


Journal Article

Computerized tomographic (CT) brain scan was performed on 28 infants with unexplained cardiorespiratory and neurologic deterioration and bloody lumbar cerebrospinal spinal fluid. Fourteen of 20 with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) died; the six infants with lesser degrees of IVH survived. Significant subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) was demonstrable in three infants and three had negative scans despite bloody CSF. We have found that CT scans provide useful information about the size and extent of neonatal IVH and distinguished it from SAH. It also confirms the diagnosis of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus in these infants. Continued use of the CT scan will help us to understand the natural history and the effects of neonatal intracranial hemorrhage among the survivors of intensive care.

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Cited Authors

  • Krishnamoorthy, KS; Fernandez, RA; Momose, KJ; DeLong, GR; Moylan, FM; Todres, ID; Shannon, DC

Published Date

  • February 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 165 - 172

PubMed ID

  • 299937

Pubmed Central ID

  • 299937

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States