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December 1972

Pediatric Sonoencephalography: The Practical Use of Ultrasonic Echoes in the Diagnosis of Childhood Intracranial Disorders.

Arch Intern Med. 1972;130(6):975. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.03650060159040

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In the forward to this book, Professor H. Bickel emphasizes the utility of sonoencephalography for a variety of specialists. I endorse this precept and the use of the term sonoencephalography and initials SEG rather than the oft-confusing echoencephalogram (EEG or echo-EG).

However, since the clinical material presented concerns infants and children, internists might be less interested than other specialists. There is considerable information contained in this small volume, but one must study the graphs, illustrations, and tables carefully in order to supplement the text.

This is not an overall review of ultrasonic diagnostic work in pediatric neurology even though there is an extensive bibliography. It does present a usable, practical approach to A-scan SEG. The very considerable experience of Mostafawy, including the correlation of SEG with other diagnostic tools and with varied disease entities, is interesting. The evidence associating the SEG with strictly anatomic data could be expanded and

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