Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Lesions of the Newborn

  • Alan Hill
  • Joseph J. Volpe
Part of the Principles of Pediatric Neurosurgery book series (PRINCPEDIATR)


Hypoxic—ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebral injury in the newborn are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the neonatal period as well as major determinants of neurological handicap observed in older infants and children, for example, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and seizures. The overall extent and distribution of hypoxic-ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebral injury are determined by the severity and duration of the insult, and by the degree of maturation of the newborn brain at the time of the insult. Thus, the patterns of cerebral injury observed in the premature newborn often differ significantly from those observed in the term newborn.


Cerebral Palsy Intraventricular Hemorrhage Periventricular White Matter Cerebral Injury Newborn Period 
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  • Joseph J. Volpe

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