Hemorrhagic periventricular leukomalacia; Diagnosis by real time ultrasound and correlation with autopsy findings

A. Hill, G. L. Melson, H. B. Clark, J. J. Volpe

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Abstract

Hemorrhage into areas of periventricular leukomalacia may occur and range in size from microscopic to massive. Hitherto, the definitive diagnosis has been made only at autopsy. A case is described in which the diagnosis of hemorrhagic periventricular leukomalacia was made antemortem by real-time ultrasound scanning and confirmed at autopsy. Periventricular/intraventricular hemorrhage, a more common hemorrhagic lesion, may extend into periventricular white matter in a location ventral and medial to hemorrhagic periventricular leukomalacia. Real-time ultrasound scanning is a safe and reliable means of defining the topography of these two hemorrhagic lesions and, thereby, of suggesting the correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume69
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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