Diagnostic Neuroradiology


, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 107-108

First online:

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

  • E. AvrahamiAffiliated withRadiology Department, Edith Wolfson Medical Centre
  • , E. FrishmanAffiliated withRadiology Department Soraski Medical Center
  • , M. MinzAffiliated withMicropaediatric Unit, Edith Wolfson Medical Centre

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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 haemorrhage Newborn Vacuum extractor