[Incidence of conspicuous ultrasound findings in the brain in clinically asymptomatic newborn infants]

Z Geburtshilfe Perinatol. 1986 Sep-Oct;190(5):190-5.
[Article in German]

Abstract

With an intracranial ultrasound screening at the University Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Wuerzburg, an abnormal finding was seen in 88 out of 673 clinically asymptomatic usually mature newborns (13.1%). It concerned 37 subependymal/intraventricular haemorrhages (5.5%), sequelae of an old intrauterine bleeding in 9 cases (1.3%), 38 ventricular asymmetries (5.7%), 5 choroidal plexus cysts (0.7%), 6 arachnoidal cysts (0.9%) and 1 infratentorial tumour (0.2%). Only mild cerebral haemorrhages were observed. Follow-up studies of children with an abnormal cerebral finding are desirable to determine its clinical significance and long-term prognosis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Arachnoid / pathology
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Brain Diseases / pathology*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / pathology
  • Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
  • Choroid Plexus / pathology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Cysts / pathology
  • Echoencephalography*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn