Intraventricular hemorrhage and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus. Current and potential future interventions

Clin Perinatol. 1997 Sep;24(3):589-605.


Enhanced survival of very premature infants may be regarded as the most striking demonstration of the major improvements in perinatal medicine during the last two decades. This article discusses recent perinatal interventions in the context of the pathogenesis and know risk factors for intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). In addition, controversies related to the evolution and management of posthemorrhagic hyrdocephalus (PHH) are examined, and current concepts concerning potential brain injury to PHH are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / etiology
  • Brain Diseases / prevention & control
  • Brain Diseases / therapy
  • Brain Ischemia / etiology
  • Brain Ischemia / therapy
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Cerebral Ventricles
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / etiology
  • Hydrocephalus / therapy*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / therapy*
  • Risk Factors
  • Survival Rate