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Sonographic finding of the bright thalamus.
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PMID:  3539029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six of 83 asphyxiated neonates showed a diffuse increase of echodensity in bilateral thalami with or without other lesions in the basal ganglia on sonographic examination. The thalamic image still had a fairly high echogenecity compared with the surrounding brain parenchyma on follow up examination and was hence termed the bright thalamus. These six patients had a poor neurological outcome, including psychomotor retardation, spastic diplegia or quadriplegia, microcephaly, failure to thrive, seizures, and one death. The bright thalamus is not an occasional or an isolated sonographic finding of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, but it may serve as a landmark of severe hypoxic brain damage with adverse outcome.
E Y Shen; C C Huang; S C Chyou; H Y Hung; C H Hsu; F Y Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-20     Completed Date:  1987-01-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1096-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / complications,  diagnosis*
Brain Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Infant, Newborn
Thalamus / pathology*

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