, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 107–108

CT demonstration of intracranial haemorrhage in term newborn following vacuum extractor delivery


  • E. Avrahami
    • Radiology DepartmentEdith Wolfson Medical Centre
  • E. Frishman
    • Radiology Department Soraski Medical Center
  • M. Minz
    • Micropaediatric UnitEdith Wolfson Medical Centre
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

DOI: 10.1007/BF00593964

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Avrahami, E., Frishman, E. & Minz, M. Neuroradiology (1993) 35: 107. doi:10.1007/BF00593964


Ten term newborns underwent CT of the brain 12–24 h following vacuum extractor delivery. Haemorrhage in the area of the tentorium was demonstrated in all of them, with similar findings in all cases. CT 1 week later demonstrated reabsorption of the blood without demonstrating any other brain pathology. Clinical and CT examination a year after delivery did not reveal any abnormality. The haemorrhage appears to be a benign condition.

Key words

Intracranial haemorrhageNewbornVacuum extractor
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