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Infant craniospinal ultrasonography: beyond hemorrhage and hydrocephalus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20304317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonography is widely used for screening for neonatal intracranial hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, and cord tethering in young infants. Proper interpretation of infant cranial and spinal ultrasound examinations requires not only familiarity with the appearances of these disorders, but also recognition of imaging artifacts capable of mimicking pathology and awareness of developmental variants and conditions that occupy a borderline position along the spectrum from normal to abnormal. This article will review the current understanding of the ultrasonographic characteristics and clinical relevance of these imaging artifacts, developmental variants, and quasi-pathologic conditions to avoid diagnostic pitfalls and guide appropriate patient management.
R Paul Guillerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0887-2171     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Ultrasound CT MR     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-23     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504689     Medline TA:  Semin Ultrasound CT MR     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Diseases / ultrasonography*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Hydrocephalus / ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / ultrasonography*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis
Spinal Cord / abnormalities*

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