Basal ganglia-internal capsule low density lesions in children with mild head injury

Br J Neurosurg. 1996 Aug;10(4):391-3. doi: 10.1080/02688699647320.


I report my experience with 14 children with mild head injury who presented with a distinct clinico-radiological syndrome. Twelve of these children were less than 18 months of age. A fall was the most common mode of injury. These children presented with immediate onset of hemiparesis. CT showed a low density lesion in the region of the basal ganglia-internal capsule. All these children made a good recovery within 2 weeks. The pathogenesis of this particular clinico-radiological syndrome is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Basal Ganglia / physiopathology*
  • Brain Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Extremities / physiopathology
  • Face / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality
  • Hemiplegia / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed