Periventricular leukomalacia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


Delayed developmental milestones. The baby was an extreme preterm with very low birth weight and diagnosed at birth with respiratory distress syndrome.

Patient Data

Age: 18 months
Gender: Male

Brain ultrasound

Periventricular hyperechogenicities with small cystic changes. 


Mild periventricular cystic changes are around the bodies of the lateral ventricles demonstrating CSF signal intensity with low T1 and bright T2 signal with mild irregularity of the walls of the related lateral ventricles' bodies as well as deep white matter loss with mild brain atrophic changes.

No posterior fossa abnormality.

Case Discussion

Periventricular leukomalacia with small periventricular cystic changes. 

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Case information

rID: 38595
Published: 7th Sep 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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