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What is Leukomalacia?

What is Leukomalacia?

  • Leukomalacia: Softening or destruction of the white matter of the brain. Brain tissue that surrounds fluid-filled parts of the brain (ventricles) is destroyed. It tends to occur mainly in premature or newborn babies who have been deprived of oxygen or have poor blood flow to parts of the brain. Intrauterine infections and premature membrane rupture tend to predispose infants to this condition. This type of brain destruction can cause cerebral palsy. Severity of symptoms varies according to the degree of injury to the brain.

Leukomalacia: Introduction

Types of Leukomalacia:

Broader types of Leukomalacia:

How serious is Leukomalacia?

Complications of Leukomalacia: see complications of Leukomalacia

What causes Leukomalacia?

Causes of Leukomalacia: see causes of Leukomalacia

What are the symptoms of Leukomalacia?

Symptoms of Leukomalacia: see symptoms of Leukomalacia

Complications of Leukomalacia: see complications of Leukomalacia

Leukomalacia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Leukomalacia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Leukomalacia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Leukomalacia: Neonatologist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Leukomalacia.
Treatments for Leukomalacia: see treatments for Leukomalacia

Name and Aliases of Leukomalacia

Main name of condition: Leukomalacia

Other names or spellings for Leukomalacia:

periventricular leukomalacia


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