Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 82–84 | Cite as

Early echographic findings in non-hemorrhagic periventricular leukomalacia of the premature infant

  • B. Delaporte
  • M. Labrune
  • M. C. Imbert
  • M. Dehan


The ultrasonic detection of periventricular leukomalacia is described in two neonatal patients. Confirmation of this condition by CT and post mortem was obtained in one case. CT scan and further echography was positive in the other. Neither patient had evidence of an intracranial hemorrhage. It is suggested that echography is of value in the early diagnosis of this lesion which may be similar to intraparenchymal hemorrhage in its mechanism and prognosis.


Public Health Early Diagnosis Premature Infant Intracranial Hemorrhage Echographic Finding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Delaporte
    • 1
  • M. Labrune
    • 3
  • M. C. Imbert
    • 2
  • M. Dehan
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Médecine et Réanimation NéonataleHôpital Antoine BéclèreClamartFrance
  2. 2.Service d'Anatomo-PathologieHôpital Antoine BéclèreClamartFrance
  3. 3.Service de RadiologieHôpital Antoine BéclèreClamartFrance

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