periventricular leukomalacia

(redirected from Leukomalacia, periventricular)

periventricular leukomalacia

Neonatology The presence of lucencies in the periventricular white matter, affecting extremely premature infants, often in a background of subependymal hemorrhage Prevention Vitamin E, ethamsylate may ↓ hemorrhage. Cf Intracranial hemorrhage.
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The anomalies discovered on ultrasound included subependymal pseudocysts, ventriculomegaly, cystic periventricular leukomalacia, periventricular echodensities, hemorrhage, and lenticulostriate vasculopathy.