Use of Color Doppler Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Asymptomatic Full-Term Neonate: A Case Report


Cerebral hemorrhages are fairly common in full-term neonates with no history of traumatic birth, mostly limited, and with benign evolution. We report a case of a full-term neonate from vaginal birth with caput succedaneum in the right parietal area. The neonate underwent cranial ultrasonography and color Doppler which showed extra-axial blood effusion. Color Doppler showed vessels crossing the collection area, which allowed the diagnosis of subarachnoid hematoma.

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H. A. Guimarães Filho, J. J. Liberalino, A. T. P. Mendonça, C. V. S. B. Leite Filho, L. F. Felipe and C. F. Melo Júnior, "Use of Color Doppler Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Asymptomatic Full-Term Neonate: A Case Report," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 151-153. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.32030.

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