Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 606–619

Neonatal ischemic brain injury: what every radiologist needs to know

Authors

  • Chaitra A. Badve
    • Department of RadiologySeattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington Medical Center
  • Paritosh C. Khanna
    • Department of RadiologySeattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington Medical Center
    • Department of RadiologySeattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington Medical Center
Pictorial Essay

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-011-2332-8

Cite this article as:
Badve, C.A., Khanna, P.C. & Ishak, G.E. Pediatr Radiol (2012) 42: 606. doi:10.1007/s00247-011-2332-8

Abstract

We present a pictorial review of neonatal ischemic brain injury and look at its pathophysiology, imaging features and differential diagnoses from a radiologist’s perspective. The concept of perinatal stroke is defined and its distinction from hypoxic-ischemic injury is emphasized. A brief review of recent imaging advances is included and a diagnostic approach to neonatal ischemic brain injury is suggested.

Keywords

MRIHypoxic–ischemic encephalopathyPerinatal arterial strokeSinovenous thrombosis

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© Springer-Verlag 2012