leukomalacia

leukomalacia

(lū-kō-mă-lā'sha),
Disorder involving softening of brain white matter.
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The rate of the composite primary outcome of perinatal death, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, culture-proven sepsis, intraventricular hemorrhage worse than stage II, periventricular leukomalacia worse than stage I, and necrotizing enterocolitis worse than stage I was 14.
Risk of White-Matter Injury Before Infant Cardiac Surgery Linked to Oxygen Flow in Brain Recent research in infants with critical CHD has shown that a longer period between birth and surgery increases the risk of injury to the brain's white matter, a condition called periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).
2000), idiopathic mental retardation, periventricular leukomalacia (Volpe 2001, 2003, 2005), fragile X syndrome, and attention deficit disorder and, in the absence of other CNS abnormalities, to developmental delays (Gilmore et al.
The neonatologist informed me that Elisa had PVL or periventricular leukomalacia.
Olivia Robinson, from Newport, was born 10-weeks premature on May 8, 2009 and was diagnosed with ventricular leukomalacia, a condition which caused cysts to grow in the parts of her brain which control movement.
6] Lacunar infarcts, cystic periventricular leukomalacia, multiple sclerosis, cryptococcosis and neuro-epithelial cysts may also mimic enlarged PVS.
Stuart also takes him to watch their beloved St Mirren - something he feared would never happen after his son was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia.
More than half of the patients with an abnormality were surgical candidates because of the presence of a single focal or hemispheric lesion (16), tuberous sclerosis (3), or mesiotemporal sclerosis with periventricular leukomalacia (1).
Periventricular leukomalacia is a form of coagulative necrosis associated with tissue lysis, edema, cyst formation, and gliosis and signifies an intrauterine ischemic event most commonly manifest in prematurity.
Her other problems included bilateral occipital periventricular leukomalacia with visual impairment.
She has cerebral palsy due to periventricular leukomalacia as a complication of premature birth, and had undergone surgery for developmental dysplasia of the left hip without thrombotic complication at age 3 years.