Hemorrhagic Infarction at 33 Days After Birth in a Healthy Full-Term Neonate

Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2011;7:667-70. doi: 10.2147/VHRM.S23332. Epub 2011 Nov 8.


Intraparenchymal hemorrhage in the full-term neonate rarely occurs more than 2 weeks after birth, and its definitive cause remains unclear. In the present report, a case of a patient with intraparenchymal hemorrhage occurring 33 days after birth is described. Histological examination of the brain tissue obtained during hematoma evacuation through craniotomy showed hemorrhagic infarction. Patent foramen ovale may have been present and this may have led to spontaneous paradoxical cerebral embolism followed by hemorrhagic infarction.

Keywords: full-term neonate; hemorrhagic cerebral infarction; patent foramen ovale; surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology
  • Cerebral Infarction / surgery*
  • Craniotomy
  • Embolism, Paradoxical / complications
  • Female
  • Foramen Ovale, Patent / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn