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The anterior fontanelle as an ultrasound window for study of the brain: a preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7370514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A conventional static ultrasound B scanner with a 6 mm diameter 5 MHz transducer was used to examine the brains of 12 infants between one week and eight months of age using the anterior fontanelle as an ultrasound window. High resolution pictures were obtained allowing assessment of cortical thickness, ventricular size and intracranial haemorrhage. Comparisons of these pictures with those obtained in the same patients by computerized tomography showed excellent correlation. Ultrasound is a simple, non-invasive diagnostic technique. In this small preliminary series its performance has altered the diagnosis and influenced the management in several cases.
K C Dewbury; A P Aluwihare
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  1980 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-22     Completed Date:  1980-07-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / radiography
Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis
Hematoma, Subdural / diagnosis
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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