Neonatal Hypoglycemia and Occipital Cerebral Injury

J Pediatr. 2006 Apr;148(4):552-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2005.11.015.


Occipital brain injury associated with neonatal hypoglycemia can result in long-term disability, epilepsy, and visual impairment. The etiology of this pattern of injury is unclear; however, transient hyperinsulinism may be an independent risk factor. Magnetic resonance brain imaging can delineate the extent of brain injury and guide follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases, Metabolic / etiology
  • Brain Diseases, Metabolic / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Hyperinsulinism / complications
  • Hypoglycemia / complications*
  • Hypoglycemia / congenital*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Occipital Lobe / injuries*
  • Occipital Lobe / pathology*