This Clinic in Developmental Medicine describes a meticulous survey of germinal matrix/intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm infants, which took place in three New Jersey counties between 1984 and 1987. The babies under study weighed 501-2000g at their birth. They were studied prospectively with cranial ultrasound; the findings were correlated with very detailed pathological examination of the brains of those who died, and with later outcome in the survivors. The numbers studied in this population-based sample were large enough both to test and to generate hypotheses about the causes and consequences of hemorrhage.
"The book is an excellent treatise of neurobiology, and ultrasonographic and pathologic correlates in the preterm infant central nervous system. It is highly recommended." R. Natale, Annales CRMCC
1. The central New Jersey neonatal brain hemorrhage study: an overview.
2. Neuropathologic methods.
3. Ultrasonographic methods.
4. The pathology of germinal matrix/intraventricular hemorrhage: a review.
5. Germinal matrix and intraventricular bleeding: location, extent, ultrasound imaging.
6. White matter damage: terminology, typology, pathogenesis.
7. The varieties of leukomalacia.
8. Subarachnoid hemorrhage.
9. Associated lesions: cerebellar hemorrhage, subicular necrosis, thalamic necrosis.
10. The prognosis of brain damage in preterm infants.