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Timing of periventricular leukomalacia using neonatal electroencephalography.
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PMID:  8960990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the timing of brain damage involved in the onset of periventricular leukomalacia in the perinatal period we recorded and analyzed neonatal electroencephalograms (EEGs). METHODS: Twenty-four preterm birth infants proved by real time ultrasonic examination or MRI to be suffering from periventricular leukomalacia underwent serial electroencephalography from soon after birth. RESULTS: Thirteen (54%) demonstrated intrauterine injury patterns, 2 infants (8%) showed postnatal injury, and in the remaining 9 cases (38%) the time of injury could not be determined by electroencephalography. Antepartum maternal hemorrhage (6), premature rupture of membranes (3), twining (3), chorioamnionitis (2), and perinatal asphyxia (2) were complications encountered in the group with intrauterine injury patterns. CONCLUSIONS: Our observations suggest that more than half of periventricular leukomalacia cases are associated with premature birth infants showing intrauterine injury patterns on electroencephalography, indicating the existence of intrauterine insult.
A Itakura; O Kurauchi; F Hayakawa; K Matsuzawa; S Mizutani; Y Tomoda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-12     Completed Date:  1997-03-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / diagnosis*
Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
Leukomalacia, Periventricular / diagnosis*,  etiology
Time Factors

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