Fetal intracranial hemorrhage

Dr Daniel J Bell and Radswiki et al.

Fetal intracranial hemorrhage may occur either within the cerebral ventricles, subdural space or infratentorial fossa.

Hemorrhages can occur in a number of situations:

The sonographic appearance of fetal intracranial hemorrhage is extremely variable, depending on its location and age of the hemorrhage. A massive intraparenchymal hemorrhage can sometimes be seen as an irregular hyperechoic mass. As the hemorrhage matures, porencephalic cyst formation or fetal intracranial calcification may be seen.

The outcome is usually poor particularly with parenchymal and subdural hemorrhage, whereas it is better in the subgroup with intraventricular hemorrhage.

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rID: 15532
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fetal intracranial haemorrhages
  • Fetal intracranial hemorrhage
  • Fetal intracranial bleed

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