The echogenic thalamus in hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

Pediatr Radiol. 1994;24(4):268-71. doi: 10.1007/BF02015454.


This paper reports 16 term infants in whom an echogenic thalamus was identified on cranial ultrasonography. Fourteen of the patients suffered severe birth asphyxia. The prognostic significance of this finding and the underlying pathogenesis is assessed.

MeSH terms

  • Asphyxia Neonatorum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Asphyxia Neonatorum / pathology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Prognosis
  • Thalamus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thalamus / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography