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Sector Scan Ultrasound Imaging Through the Anterior Fontanelle: Its Use in Diagnosing Neonatal Periventricular-Intraventricular Hemorrhage

Sector Scan Ultrasound Imaging Through the Anterior Fontanelle: Its Use in Diagnosing Neonatal... Abstract • The ultrasound sector scanner was used to visualize intracranial pathologic conditions in neonates. The scan head is small enough to make good contact with the anterior fontanelle of infants as small as 700 to 800 g. Clotted blood is clearly seen as a white, echo-dense area, and the scan quality approaches that of computerized tomographic (CT) scan in neonates with intracranial hemorrhage. Three cases were analyzed with CT scan or by autopsy correlation of sector scans. Clinical applications include the diagnosis of periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage, posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus, and other intracranial pathologic conditions. The use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of neonatal intracranial hemorrhage is briefly reviewed. (Am J Dis Child 134:1028-1031, 1980) References 1. Volpe JJ: Neonatal intracranial hemorrhage: Pathophysiology, neuropathology, and clinical features . Clin Perinatol 4:77-102, 1977. 2. Volpe JJ: Neonatal periventricular hemorrhage: Past, present, and future . J Pediatr 92:693-696, 1978.Crossref 3. Papile L, Burstein J, Burstein R, et al: Incidence and evolution of subependymal hemorrhage: A study of infants with birth weights less than 1,500 gm. J Pediatr 92:529-534, 1978.Crossref 4. Lazzara A, Ahmann PA, Dykes FD, et al: Clinical predictability of intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm infants , abstracted. Ann Neurol 4:187, 1978. 5. Krishnamoorthy KS, Shannon DC, deLong GR, et al: Neurologic sequelae in the survivors of neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage . Pediatrics 64:233-237, 1979. 6. Pape KE, Cusick G, Houang MTW, et al: Ultrasound detection of brain damage in preterm infants . Lancet 2:1261-1264, 1979.Crossref 7. Johnson ML, Mack LA, Rumack CM, et al: B-Mode echoencephalography in the normal and high risk infant . AJR 133:375-381, 1979.Crossref 8. Silverboard G, Horler MH, Ahmann PA: Reliability of ultrasound in the diagnosis of intracerebral hemorrhage and post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus: Comparison with computed tomographic scan , abstracted. Ann Neurol 6:174, 1979. 9. Cooke RWI: Letter to the editor . Lancet 3:38, 1979. 10. Ahmann PA, Lazzara A, Dykes FD, et al: Intraventricular hemorrhage: Incidence and outcome . Ann Neurol 4:186, 1978.Crossref 11. Bada HS, Hajjar W, Chua C, et al: Noninvasive diagnosis of neonatal asphyxia and intraventricular hemorrhage by Doppler ultrasound . J Pediatr 95:775-779, 1979.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Sector Scan Ultrasound Imaging Through the Anterior Fontanelle: Its Use in Diagnosing Neonatal Periventricular-Intraventricular Hemorrhage

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
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10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130230008003
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Abstract

Abstract • The ultrasound sector scanner was used to visualize intracranial pathologic conditions in neonates. The scan head is small enough to make good contact with the anterior fontanelle of infants as small as 700 to 800 g. Clotted blood is clearly seen as a white, echo-dense area, and the scan quality approaches that of computerized tomographic (CT) scan in neonates with intracranial hemorrhage. Three cases were analyzed with CT scan or by autopsy correlation of sector scans. Clinical applications include the diagnosis of periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage, posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus, and other intracranial pathologic conditions. The use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of neonatal intracranial hemorrhage is briefly reviewed. (Am J Dis Child 134:1028-1031, 1980) References 1. Volpe JJ: Neonatal intracranial hemorrhage: Pathophysiology, neuropathology, and clinical features . Clin Perinatol 4:77-102, 1977. 2. Volpe JJ: Neonatal periventricular hemorrhage: Past, present, and future . J Pediatr 92:693-696, 1978.Crossref 3. Papile L, Burstein J, Burstein R, et al: Incidence and evolution of subependymal hemorrhage: A study of infants with birth weights less than 1,500 gm. J Pediatr 92:529-534, 1978.Crossref 4. Lazzara A, Ahmann PA, Dykes FD, et al: Clinical predictability of intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm infants , abstracted. Ann Neurol 4:187, 1978. 5. Krishnamoorthy KS, Shannon DC, deLong GR, et al: Neurologic sequelae in the survivors of neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage . Pediatrics 64:233-237, 1979. 6. Pape KE, Cusick G, Houang MTW, et al: Ultrasound detection of brain damage in preterm infants . Lancet 2:1261-1264, 1979.Crossref 7. Johnson ML, Mack LA, Rumack CM, et al: B-Mode echoencephalography in the normal and high risk infant . AJR 133:375-381, 1979.Crossref 8. Silverboard G, Horler MH, Ahmann PA: Reliability of ultrasound in the diagnosis of intracerebral hemorrhage and post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus: Comparison with computed tomographic scan , abstracted. Ann Neurol 6:174, 1979. 9. Cooke RWI: Letter to the editor . Lancet 3:38, 1979. 10. Ahmann PA, Lazzara A, Dykes FD, et al: Intraventricular hemorrhage: Incidence and outcome . Ann Neurol 4:186, 1978.Crossref 11. Bada HS, Hajjar W, Chua C, et al: Noninvasive diagnosis of neonatal asphyxia and intraventricular hemorrhage by Doppler ultrasound . J Pediatr 95:775-779, 1979.Crossref

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American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1980

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