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Neonatal stroke.
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PMID:  21089737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The perinatal ischemic stroke is defined as "a group of heterogenous conditions with a focal disruption of cerebral flow secondary to an arterial or a venous thrombosis or embolization between the 20 week of foetal life through the 28 post-natal day". Three subgroups are identified: arterial ischemic stroke (AIS), cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) and haemorragic infarct. Many strokes are detected in the neonatal period due to early onset seizures, although symptoms can be more subtle leading to a significant delay in the diagnosis. MRI-DWI remains the best tool for a correct diagnosis, extension of the lesion and suggestion of timing. Lesions detected in utero or at early neonatal imaging with signs of tissue loss are considered "foetal stroke". The "neonatal stroke", with the symptoms in the first 4 days, shows the typical abnormalities of the acute phase evolving later in a white matter loss. The AIS shows the ischemic area of restriction at the early DWI in a arterial territory, mainly the middle cerebral artery. The MR-Venogram is useful in the CVST to detect the thrombus in a sinovenous vessel and the potentially associated lesion, such as intraventricular haemorrage and parenchymal oedema. The extension of the lesion and the involvement of the basal ganglia and thalami have a negative prognostic value for the development of hemiplegia especially in the presence of abnormal PLIC. An early diagnosis.
L A Ramenghi; L Bassi; M Fumagalli; A Ometto; M Groppo; A De Carli; S Pisoni; F Dessimone; P Farè; F Mosca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva pediatrica     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0026-4946     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-22     Completed Date:  2010-12-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400740     Medline TA:  Minerva Pediatr     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ospedale Ca' Granda Fondazione Policlinico IRCCS, Milano, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Brain Damage, Chronic / etiology,  prevention & control
Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Disease Progression
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Seizures / etiology
Stroke* / classification,  complications,  congenital,  diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy

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