Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 1, issue 2, P95-102 1962 DOI: 10.1177/000992286200100208 View full text
Ethel F. Young, Cyril B. Courville

Abstract: This contribution on central softening of the cerebral hemispheres in the newborn seems to confirm that this type of lesion does occur in newborn infants. In none of the “primary” cases (those without obvious cause) was there any evidence of difficult labor. In the only two instances with thrombosis of any part of the internal venous system of Galen, the thrombosis was obviously due to dehydration and sepsis (marantic thrombosis). This series of cases suggests that focal central softenings in the newborn are …

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