periventricular leukomalacia


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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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Etiological factors associated with the development of periventricular leukomalacia.
Periventricular leukomalacia (P\FL) is an ischemic infarction of the white matter adjacent to the lateral ventricles, as its name suggests.
We also now are much more focused on avoiding hyperventilation as there appears to be a relationship between low PaCO2's and periventricular leukomalacia.
Abstract: Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a result of injury and necrosis of myelinated fibers around the lateral ventricles.
My daughter is 3 years old and has periventricular leukomalacia (also called
Incidences of neonatal morbidity, respiratory distress syndrome, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, grade III or IV intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia, proven sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis and perinatal mortality (fetal death or neonatal death) were measured.
As researchers learned more about brain damage and visual impairment, they found that periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), damage to the white matter surrounding the ventricles in the brain, was a common cause of visual impairment in children who were born preterm (Jacobson, Lundin, Flodmark, & Ellstrom, 1998).
In the current study, the primary composite outcome of mortality, severe respiratory distress syndrome, grade 3-4 intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or necrotizing enterocolitis was similar between infants born to women who received multiple courses of corticosteroids (12.
Possible correlation between high levels of IL-18 in the cord blood of pre-term infants and neonatal development of periventricular leukomalacia and cerebral palsy.
These changes lead to an increased incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) in the preterm infant and subsequent neurological injury (Anand, 1998).
My 9-year-old son has cerebral palsy and periventricular leukomalacia (white matter volume loss and immature myelination).