Fetal intracranial haemorrhage

Dr Daniel J Bell and Radswiki et al.

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

Haemorrhages can occur in a number of situations:

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

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

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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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