[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
August 1, 1925

TREATMENT OF INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE IN THE NEW-BORN

JAMA. 1925;85(5):336-338. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670050020007
Abstract

The adoption of any form of treatment for any condition should depend on whether that treatment is rational from the standpoint of known facts concerning the condition, or on a long experience, the success of which amply justifies the measures.

Of the conditions that are known to be especially fatal to the new-born infant, none is more frequent than intracranial hemorrhage. It is therefore quite necessary that we consider this condition from the standpoint of treatment since remedial measures, if successful, will go far toward reducing infant mortality in the first week of life. A short consideration of the pathology and symptomatology should serve as a background for successful treatment.

The hemorrhages in question usually occur on the surface of the brain most often over the convexity, but at times beneath the tentorium. Sometimes the hemorrhage occurs within the ventricle frequently leading to rupture of the ventricle and to the

×