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Ventricular dimensions of the brain in premature and full-term infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6972755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 120 computed tomographic scans of the brain in premature and full-term infants were reviewed. Of these, 28 were judged to exhibit normal ventricular dimensions, and the bifrontal, bicaudate, and bioccipital indices of the lateral ventricles were determined. The bifrontal and bicaudate indices followed a Gaussian distribution, with mean values of 0.28 +/- 0.07 (SD) and 0.15 +/- 0.03 (SD), respectively, whereas the bioccipital index was uniform in its distribution (range, 0.13 to 0.26). For comparison, corresponding indices were determined in scans of ten infants with clinical evidence of hydrocephalus. Based on these data, guidelines are suggested to distinguish normal and abnormal ventricular dimensions in newborn infants.
L S Goodwin; J Hellmann; R C Vannucci; M J Maisels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1981 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-20     Completed Date:  1981-08-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Ventricles / anatomy & histology
Cerebral Ventriculography*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn*
Infant, Premature*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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