Neonatal stroke, including perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke and cerebral sinovenous thrombosis, remains a serious problem in the neonate. This article reviews the current evidence on epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics and therapeutic options.
Conclusion: Although our understanding of the underlying mechanisms and possible risk factors has improved, little progress has been made towards therapeutic options. Considering the high incidence of neurological sequelae, the need for therapeutic options is high and should be the focus of future research.
Keywords: Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis; MRI; Neonatal stroke.
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