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Neonatal Arterial Stroke

  • Daniela Ricci
  • Eugenio Mercuri


The term neonatal arterial stroke is used to define focal ischemic brain injuries occurring in the distribution of the territory of one (or more) cerebral arteries. Recently the term perinatal arterial ischemic stroke (PAIS) has been coined to define a group of heterogeneous conditions in which focal disruption of cerebral blood flow occurred between 20 weeks of fetal life through the 28th postnatal day [1] and confirmed by neuroimaging or neuropathological studies.


Preterm Infant Emergency Cesarean Section Neonatal Seizure Severe Clinical Sign Perinatal Stroke 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Ricci
    • 1
  • Eugenio Mercuri
  1. 1.Pediatric Neurologic UnitCatholic UniversityRomeItaly

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