Transient Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Cranial US and MRI Findings

Eur Radiol. 2001;11(12):2585-8. doi: 10.1007/s003300000772. Epub 2001 Jan 25.


A case of transient neonatal hypoglycemia with patchy hyperechogenic white matter abnormalities in the frontal and parietooccipital lobes on cranial US is presented. An MRI examination revealed T1 and T2 shortening of the lesions in the occipital and frontal white matter. Follow-up cranial US demonstrated recovery of white matter changes in the patient with normal neurological outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Cortex / pathology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
  • Echoencephalography*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemia / diagnosis*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Small for Gestational Age
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Prognosis