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Sonographic assessment of posthemorrhagic ventricular dilatation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11506092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sonography plays a key role in the initial evaluation and monitoring of ventricular dilatation in the newborn. The use of supplemental imaging approaches by the mastoid fontanelle and foramen magnum can help identify the cause and location of obstruction. Duplex Doppler of intracranial vessels during anterior fontanelle compression is a useful indicator of altered cranial compliance in these infants. Additional views of the thoracolumbar spine can help identify which infants will likely benefit from lumbar puncture for therapy of progressive ventricular dilatation.
G A Taylor
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologic clinics of North America     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0033-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-16     Completed Date:  2001-09-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123703     Medline TA:  Radiol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography*
Cerebral Ventricles / ultrasonography*
Dilatation, Pathologic
Hydrocephalus / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial / methods*

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