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Neurodevelopmental outcome of transient neonatal intracerebral echodensities.
  1. R E Appleton,
  2. R E Lee,
  3. E N Hey
  1. Department of Child Health, Princess Mary Maternity Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.


    The later neurodevelopmental progress of 15 babies who had neonatal periventricular echodensities or flares in the absence of any intraventricular bleeding or subsequent cystic degeneration was studied. At follow up four infants had neurological abnormalities, including spastic diplegia (n = 2). These findings suggest that transient flares may represent mild periventricular leucomalacia with consequent mild neurological dysfunction.

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