Sonographic demonstration of contusional white matter clefts in an infant

Neuropediatrics. 1984 May;15(2):110-2. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1052351.


In abused children cerebral contusion can lead to neurologic sequelae or mental retardation. Cerebral injury has been found with and without external evidence of head injury. We report the sonographic findings in a case of battered-child syndrome. Cerebral sonography could demonstrate cerebral contusion at the time of admission. On repeated examination white matter clefts developed in both frontal lobes. The sonographic findings were confirmed by CCT.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Battered Child Syndrome
  • Brain Concussion / diagnosis*
  • Brain Concussion / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Concussion / pathology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography*