Idiopathic cerebral infarction and upper limb ischemia in neonates

Am J Perinatol. 1994 Mar;11(2):119-22. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-994570.


Idiopathic cerebral infarction is very rare in neonates and has been described as being associated with upper extremity ischemia in a handful of cases. We report on two cases in which no etiology was found and review the literature on this interesting entity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arm / blood supply*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Cerebral Infarction / complications*
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnosis
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Ischemia / complications*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male