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A study of brain development in low-birth-weight infants by computerized tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7266777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Follow up study was conducted by brain CT scans on fullterm and premature infants for a period of 3 years following birth. The results were: 1. Low density areas were observed symmetrically in the frontal region in premature infants for 3 to 4 months after birth. However, they disappeared after 44 weeks of postconceptional age irrespective of either gestational age or birth weight. 2. At 40 to 56 weeks postconceptional age extracerebral space was most frequently found. The extracerebral space was found to exist longer in proportion to the shortness of gestational age and to a lower birth weight. 3. Some infants in the group who showed definite extracerebral space required persistent artificial ventilation for a long period. This may indicate that could exist a relationship between the occurrence of this particular space and hypoxia. 4. We consider that the extracerebral space in CT scan can be a useful parameter to assess the process of brain growth in premature infants.
R Murakami; H Nakamura; T Mizojiri; M Aida; T Matsuo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuropediatrics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0174-304X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuropediatrics     Publication Date:  1981 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-14     Completed Date:  1981-10-14     Revised Date:  2008-01-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101187     Medline TA:  Neuropediatrics     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  132-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / radiography
Brain / growth & development*
Cerebral Aqueduct / radiography
Child, Preschool
Dilatation, Pathologic
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / radiography
Subarachnoid Space / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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