Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2012 Apr;55(4):257-260. 10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.4.257.

Prenatal diagnosis of cystic periventricular leukomalacia in a full term fetus

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. gjkim@cau.ac.kr

Abstract

Periventricular leukomalacia is a disorder of white matter injury that is frequently found in premature infants and is the major cause of cerebral palsy. However, only a few cases of periventricular leukomalacia have been reported prenatally. Ultrasound investigation of the periventricular region could provide clues for the prenatal diagnosis and prediction of cerebral palsy. Herein, we report a case of cystic periventricular leukomalacia that was diagnosed prenatally and confirmed postnatally by brain magnetic resonance imaging.

Keyword

Periventricular leukomalacia; Cerebral palsy; Periventricular echodensities; Prenatal ultrasonogram
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