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

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

Case Discussion

Germinal matrix hemorrhage 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 hemorrhage, the worst the prognosis.

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Case information

rID: 55359
Published: 3rd Sep 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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