© 1979

Perinatal Retinal Haemorrhages

Morphology, Aetiology and Significance


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 1-2
  3. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 3-6
  4. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 7-9
  5. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 11-53
  6. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 55-60
  7. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 61-64
  8. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 65-70
  9. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 71-123
  10. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 125-140
  11. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 141-141
  12. Bernhard von Barsewisch
    Pages 143-167
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 169-186

About this book


Retinal haemorrhage occurring during birth is a common feature in the newborn. There is no basic funduscopic or morphologic difference between this perinatal type of haemorrhage and that in the adult. The difference is that perinatal haemorrhage resorbs rapidly, within a few days, and no functional defects of retinal vessels are known. The fIrst observation of perinatal haemorrhage took place nearly 100 years ago. Many observations have been published in short papers; what was still lacking was a systematic pathogenic classifIcation of the different types of haemorrhage, a compari­ son of the perinatal type of other types of retinal haemorrhage, a comparison to other perinatal ocular haemorrhages, a detailed histologic description and a multi-faceted correlation of haemorrhage to aetiologic factors. The author has based his comprehensive evaluation on the observation of more than 400 newborn infants, the reexamination of several cases with macular haemor­ rhage, the histologic work-up of serial sections and the review of extensive literature. It is a remarkable fact that a physiologic process, birth, is related to this type of vessel rupture, which is present during a short period of postnatal life. In its complex analysis of these facts and conditions this book is particularly valuable.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.Augenklinik Herzog Carl TheodorMünchen 2Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perinatal Retinal Haemorrhages
  • Book Subtitle Morphology, Aetiology and Significance
  • Authors B. von Barsewisch
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-09167-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-81304-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-81302-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 184
  • Number of Illustrations 60 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gynecology
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