Neuropediatrics 1992; 23(3): 153-156
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1071332
Case report

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Unilateral Thalamic Haemorrhage in the Pre-Term and Full-Term Newborn*

L. S. De Vries1 , M.  Smet2 , N.  Goemans1 , G.  Wilms2 , H.  Devlieger1 , P.  Casaer1
  • 1Department of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, University Hospital, Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium, Present address L. S. De Vries: Department of Neonatology; Wilhelmina Childrens Hospital, Utrecht
  • 2Department of Radiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium
* This study is part of The Developmental Neurology Research Project, K. U. Leuven. At present this research project is mainly supported by the Medical Research Council, Belgium (F.G.W.O.) and by the Janssen Research Foundation, Beerse, Belgium
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


One full-term and three premature newborns with a unilateral thalamic haemorrhage are reported. The lesion was diagnosed using cranial ultrasonography and confirmed in three using magnetic resonance imaging. Severe perinatal asphyxia occurred in all infants.

The neonatal clinical history, subsequent neuro-developmental outcome and neuroimaging findings are discussed. As the prognosis appears to be much better than for infants with bilateral thalamic densities, it is important that this type of lesion is recognised as a separate entity.