Brain injury in the premature infant – from pathogenesis to prevention

@article{Volpe1997BrainII,
  title={Brain injury in the premature infant – from pathogenesis to prevention},
  author={Joseph J. Volpe},
  journal={Brain and Development},
  year={1997},
  volume={19},
  pages={519-534}
}
Brain injury in the premature infant is an extremely important problem, in part because of the large absolute number of infants affected yearly. The two principal brain lesions that underlie the neurological manifestations subsequently observed in premature infants are periventricular hemorrhagic infarction and periventricular leukomalacia. The emphases of this article are the neurology, neuropathology and pathogenesis of these two lesions. Recent work suggests that the ultimate goal… CONTINUE READING

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