Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Clin Monit. 1987 Jul;3(3):178-86.

Correlation of echoencephalographic findings and neurodevelopmental outcome: intracranial hemorrhage and ventriculomegaly in infants of birth weight 1,000 grams or less.


Echoencephalograms were obtained for 118 of 121 successive infants who were admitted to the Stanford intensive care nursery, weighed 1,000 g or less at birth, and survived long enough for at least one study to be performed. Eighty-eight of these infants survived and were followed up for 1 to 3 years; psychometric testing (Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, or both) was performed on 81% of these infants. Subependymal-intraventricular hemorrhages or intraparenchymal hemorrhages were associated with impaired development, but ventriculomegaly was not. The absence of echoencephalographic abnormalities did not exclude the possibility of impaired development in many infants. Periventricular leukomalacia was not observed. These data support independent scoring of subependymal-intraventricular hemorrhages, intraparenchymal hemorrhages, and ventriculomegaly, rather than use of combined scales for prognostic purposes.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk