Neonatal porencephaly in very low birth weight infants: ultrasound timing of asphyxial injury and neurodevelopmental outcome at two years of age.


OBJECTIVE To investigate and diagnose the timing of asphyxial injury leading to cerebral cavitation with subsequent developing of neonatal porencephaly in the preterm VLBW infant. All newborns underwent careful neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of corrected age. METHODS 250 consecutive VLBW infants (mean gestational age of 28 weeks and mean… (More)