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Ultrasound detection of brain damage in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  87726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A linear-array real-time ultrasound scanner with a 5 MHz probe was used to examine the brains of 31 infants born at less than 33 weeks of gestation. The equipment was mounted on a small trolley and the infants could easily be scanned in their incubators. 7 of the 31 infants were shown to have cerebral lesions, including haemorrhages into the germinal layer and ventricles, hydrocephalus, and infarction of the periventricular region and cerebral cortex. The type and extent of the lesions were conformed by computerised tomography and at necropsy. Ultrasound scanning is a safe, simple, non-invasive technique that provides valuable information for the diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of lesions in the brains of newborn infants.
K E Pape; R J Blackwell; G Cusick; A Sherwood; M T Houang; R J Thorburn; E O Reynolds
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-29     Completed Date:  1979-08-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1261-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
Brain Ischemia / diagnosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis
Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
Ultrasonics / instrumentation*

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