Arch Dis Child 60:1072-1074 doi:10.1136/adc.60.11.1072
  • Research Article

Subependymal cysts in normal neonates.


We undertook a prospective ultrasound study of subependymal cyst formation in normal neonates. Twenty five of 500 normal Chinese neonates (5%) were found to have subependymal cysts. Most of these (18 of 25) showed no obvious perinatal insult. This study suggests a rather high incidence of concealed intrauterine subependymal haemorrhage in normal term neonates.