Germinal matrix haemorrhage (grade III)

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


31 weeks premature neonate, presented with poor sucking and seizures

Patient Data

Age: 3 days
Gender: Male

Germinal matrix haemorrhage mostly in the right side, extending to the somehow dilated ventricular system.

Associated finding is scalp haematoma over right parietal bone and evidence of lambdoid suture overlapping.

Case Discussion

Germinal matrix haemorrhage occurs in premature infants when the germinal matrix is present. It can be classified from grade 1 to grade 4. The highest the grade of haemorrhage, the worst the prognosis.

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Case information

rID: 55359
Case created: 31st Aug 2017
Last edited: 10th Sep 2017
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

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