Study of cranial ultrasound to detect intracranial haemorrhage in preterm and low birth weight babies
Dr. Prashant Shah, Dr. Mahipal Erram
Introduction: Periventricular – intraventricular hemorrhage is the most common and serious neurological complication occur in preterm which contribute significantly in morbidity as well as mortality of preterms. Our aim was to carry out neonatal cranial ultrasound screening of preterms lessthan 34 weeks of gestation to detect intraventricular haemorrhage. Design: It is a prospective observational study in tertiary care centre. Result: Incidence of intracranial hemorrhage found to be 17.5% after scanning 50 preterms below 34 weeks of gestation. Conclusion: Most of the cases were inborn, but the incidence of intracranial hemorrhage is high in outborn (60%) We studied the incidence of intracranial hemorrhage found to be 17.5% after scanning 50 preterms below 34 weeks of gestation with cranial ultrasound and comparing risk factors be found that preterm a risk for intracranial hemorrhage found to be outborn having low birth weight and less maturity.