TITLE

Portal vein thrombosis causing neonatal cerebral infarction

AUTHOR(S)
Parker, M.J.; Joubert, G.I.; Levin, S.D.
PUB. DATE
September 2002
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Sep2002, Vol. 87 Issue 2, pF125
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Neonatal cerebral infarction often occurs in the absence of known risk factors. Two such cases are described in which portal vein thrombosis was documented during two dimensional echocardiography. In both cases, infarcts were consistent with embolic events. A novel mechanism is proposed, which may explain some cases of "idiopathic" neonatal cerebral infarction.
ACCESSION #
9699899

 

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