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Transillumination of the skull in premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  988536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Transillumination of the skull in infants is a simple technique which can be used to detect several major abnormalities of the central nervous system. The usefulness of transillumination has been limited, however, by the lack of standard techniques for its performance and by the absence of normal values, especially in premature infants. In healthy premature infants, there is a progressive increase in transillumination with increasing gestational age over three sites--the anterior fontanelle, the frontotemporal fossa, and the parieto-occipital eminence.
Authors:
H M Swick; M D Cunningham; L K Shield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1976 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-03     Completed Date:  1977-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  658-64     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analysis of Variance
Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
Frontal Bone
Gestational Age
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Occipital Bone
Parietal Bone
Skull*
Temporal Bone
Transillumination / methods*

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