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Late hydrocephalus after arrest and resolution of neonatal post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2210087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes the occurrence of rapid progression of hydrocephalus after discharge from the nursery in four of 48 infants who had had previous arrest of progression of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus, and at least partial resolution of ventriculomegaly. This later-onset hydrocephalus occurred at a mean age of seven months; the most consistent presenting clinical feature was rapid head growth. Three of the four infants required a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt and the fourth was treated with acetazolamide, with apparent resolution of the hydrocephalus. Newborn infants with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus should be followed carefully throughout the first year for prompt detection of later hydrocephalus.
J M Perlman; B Lynch; J J Volpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-06     Completed Date:  1990-11-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
Follow-Up Studies
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis*,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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