Cranial ultrasound and CT findings in infants with hypernatremic dehydration

Pediatr Radiol. 1997 Sep;27(9):739-42. doi: 10.1007/s002470050214.


We present two newborn infants with hypernatremic dehydration with central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Both patients showed similar imaging findings, demonstrating generalized brain parenchymal abnormality and multifocal areas of hemorrhage or hemorrhagic infarction. These findings are compatible with previously described CNS pathologic findings in hypernatremia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Dehydration / diagnosis*
  • Dehydration / diagnostic imaging
  • Echoencephalography*
  • Humans
  • Hypernatremia / diagnosis*
  • Hypernatremia / diagnostic imaging
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*