Neurodevelopmental Outcome of the Late Preterm Infant

Clin Perinatol. 2006 Dec;33(4):947-64; abstract xi. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2006.09.004.


There is very limited information about the developmental outcome of the late preterm infant. The developing brain is vulnerable to injury during this very active and important stage of fetal brain development; therefore, it is important to carefully monitor the neurologic outcome of these infants. This article discusses gestational brain development and complications of late preterm birth that contribute to the overall risk of brain injury.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / growth & development*
  • Brain / physiopathology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / physiopathology
  • Developmental Disabilities / physiopathology*
  • Hearing Loss / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Kernicterus / physiopathology
  • Leukomalacia, Periventricular / physiopathology
  • Neurologic Examination