Neonatal brain US: measurements

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Anatomy illustration from Gray's anatomy (now public domain and out of copyright)

Diagram of subarachnoid spaces studied on neonatal brain ultrasound.

Case Discussion

This diagram explains some measurements for ultrasound in neonatal brain:

  • 1- lateral ventricle (posterior horn): normal ≤ 13mm
  • 2 - third ventricle: normal ≤ 10mm
  • 3 - interhemispheric fissure: normal ≤ 6mm
  • 4 - subarachnoid space: normal ≤ 4mm
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rID: 13119
Published: 4th Mar 2011
Last edited: 7th May 2018
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