The Value of Ultrasound Examination in Two Cases of Intracranial Haemorrhage

Dzinovic, Amra
June 2006
Acta Informatica Medica;2006, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p106
Academic Journal
Intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) is an umbrella term for intraventricular and periventricular haemorrhage. It is diagnosed by trans-fontanelle ultrasound scanning of the brain. In our neonatal intensive care unit neurosonographic screening is routinely conducted (prematurus at 3-7 days postnatally, then at 28 days depending on the findings). After analysis of a four month period in 2002, there were 29 verified intracranial haemorrhages out of 323 cases. We are going to present two cases of intracranial hamorrhage, one case of I degree intracranial haemorrhage and the other of III degree ICH. We used an ATL Ultramark 9 ultrasound scanner, using a 5MHz probe for all examinations. All findings were documented by sonograms. We used a classification according to Papille. Aetiological factors in both cases were prematurity and perinatal asphyxiation, with different birth weights and disease progression. Brain ultrasonography proved to be the method of choice for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and follow-up of both cases.


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