Computed tomography in perinatal hypoxic and hypoglycemic encephalopathy with emphasis on follow-up studies

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1980 Aug;4(4):451-6. doi: 10.1097/00004728-198008000-00006.


Cranial computed tomography (CT) scans of 10 cases of perinatal hypoxia and 9 cases of perinatal hypoglycemia were reviewed. Emphasis was placed on follow-up studies. Periventricular hypodensity and intracranial (subarachnoidal and/or intraventricular) hemorrhage were the most frequent findings in the early CT scans of perinatal hypoxia. In the follow-up studies of the cases with periventricular hypodensity, return to normality was observed in most instances. In neonatal hypoglycemia, the findings were similar except for the rarity of intracranial bleeding.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Diseases / etiology
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Ventriculography
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemia / complications
  • Hypoglycemia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hypoxia, Brain / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hypoxia, Brain / etiology
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*