, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 107–108 | Cite as

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

  • E. Avrahami
  • E. Frishman
  • M. Minz
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Avrahami
    • 1
  • E. Frishman
    • 3
  • M. Minz
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentEdith Wolfson Medical CentreHolonIsrael
  2. 2.Micropaediatric UnitEdith Wolfson Medical CentreHolonIsrael
  3. 3.Radiology Department Soraski Medical CenterTel AvivIsrael

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