Outcome of high-risk neonates with ventriculomegaly

Dev Med Child Neurol. 1983 Apr;25(2):162-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1983.tb13739.x.


The authors evaluated 89 infants who had had computed tomography of the head and who were followed-up for a minimum of one year. In a large proportion with moderate ventriculomegaly spontaneous stabilization or regression occurred, with normal developmental outcome in a high percentage of cases. However, there was a statistically significant trend toward lower developmental scores as ventricular size increased. Many infants with ventricular enlargement will not develop progressive hydrocephalus, but their cognitive and psychomotor development may be affected.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / complications
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Cerebral Ventriculography*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Risk
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed