Periventricular-intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) and white matter injury (WMI), particularly cystic periventricular leukomalacia
(cPVL), are major contributors to mortality and long-term morbidity in preterm infants.
The study team also found evidence that the better outcomes likely were due to lower rates of bleeding in the brain and of a brain injury called cystic periventricular leukomalacia
Correlation of US findings of cystic periventricular leukomalacia
(PVL) with neuropathologic data was evaluated in three studies (10-12).
Effects of hypocarbia on the development of cystic periventricular leukomalacia
in premature infants treated with high-frequency jet ventilation.
Hypocarbia and cystic periventricular Leukomalacia
in preterm infants.
Prenatal exposure to betamethasone, but not dexamethasone, significantly reduced the risk of cystic periventricular leukomalacia
, a major cause of cerebral palsy, reported Dr.
Cystic periventricular leukomalacia
is associated with chorioamnionitis.