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External hydrocephalus in discordant birth weight twins: a case report.
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PMID:  20608805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The term "external hydrocephalus (EH)" is used to describe excessively rapid head growth in infants who are found to have enlarged subarachnoid spaces and little or no ventricular enlargement. EH has not yet been described in discordant birth weight twins. We report the cases of two sets of discordant twins with normal neonatal course and normal neonatal brain ultrasound scans who developed an EH in the first months after birth and had a mild neurodevelopmental delay. Our findings suggest that EH may be part of neurologic morbidity in discordant birth weight twins and represents one of the potential complications to look for in the follow-up of these infants.
Authors:
Francesca Gallini; Giovanni Baranello; Francesca Serrao; Paolo Alfieri; Francesco Cota; Luca Maggio; Gianpiero Tamburrini; Costantino Romagnoli; Eugenio Mercuri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
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