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June 1982

Neonates With Seizures Attributable to Perinatal Complications: Computed Tomographic Evaluation

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Dr Ment), Pediatrics (Drs Ment, Freedman, and Ehrenkranz), and Obstetrics (Dr Ehrenkranz), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(6):548-550. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970420072016

• Three percent (116/3,463) of all newborns admitted to the Yale-New Haven (Conn) Hospital Newborn Special Care Unit had seizures during a recent three-year period. A retrospective study demonstrated that in 65% (75/116) of those patients, the seizures were directly attributable to perinatal complications. Computed axial tomographic scans were performed in 84% (47/56) of the infants with perinatal complications who survived more than 72 hours, and they were found to be particularly useful in evaluating the conditions of the full-term infants within that group.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:548-550)