Sonography of Traumatic Cranial Hemorrhage

  • R. McLaurin
  • Diane S. Babcock
Part of the Advances in Neurotraumatology book series (NEUROTRAUMATOL., volume 2)


A large body of literature has accumulated during the past decade concerning the value of sonography in the diagnosis of intracranial hemorrhage in neonates. Most of this literature has dealt with the hemorrhages of germinal matrix origin occurring in the premature infant 1. 10. There has been very little written about the value of this diagnostic modality in the management of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage. For example, in a recently published monograph on pediatric head trauma there is only one illustration of a sonogram and no description of its use as a diagnostic tool11. This is partially related to the relative infrequency of traumatic hemorrhage in infancy. It seems appropriate, therefore, to review the role of sonography in craniocerebral trauma of infancy.


Subdural Hematoma Dural Sinus Chronic Subdural Hematoma Cerebellar Hemorrhage Interhemispheric Fissure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. McLaurin
    • 1
  • Diane S. Babcock
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryChildren’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyChildren’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsChildren’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

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