April 1978

Gray Scale Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Hydrocephalus and Associated Abnormalities in Infants

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(4):376-378. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120290048008

• Improved gray scale ultrasonic equipment has made two-dimensional echoencephalography a useful diagnostic tool in the examination of the infant brain for fluid-containing structures such as dilated ventricles and cysts. Eighteen infants have been examined to exclude hydrocephalus and other abnormalities. Ten had significantly dilated lateral ventricles and three of these were shown to have associated intracerebral abnormalities. Another infant was demonstrated to have an arachnoid cyst or subdural hygroma with normal size ventricles. Ten of the 11 abnormalities were confirmed by some other neuroradiologic study.

(Am J Dis Child 132:376-378, 1978)