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A specular reflection arising from the ventricular wall: a potential pitfall in the diagnosis of germinal matrix hemorrhage.
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PMID:  3884829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reflection artifacts may complicate the diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage in preterm neonates. A linear focus of bright echoes in the region of the germinal matrix at or anterior to the caudothalamic grooves, often seen on parasagittal scans, may be mistaken for a germinal matrix hemorrhage but is actually a reflection of the ultrasound beam at the wall of the lateral ventricle. Cranial sonograms of 100 preterm infants were retrospectively analyzed and categorized with regard to presence and size of specular reflection. Eight cases demonstrated a bright echogenic focus; seven of these potentially could have been mistaken for hemorrhages.
D E Siedler; B S Mahony; W K Hoddick; P W Callen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-23     Completed Date:  1985-05-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
Diagnostic Errors
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
Retrospective Studies

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