Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 93:F322-F325 doi:10.1136/adc.2007.120485
  • Review

Neurocognitive outcome following fetal growth restriction

  1. D-M Walker,
  2. N Marlow
  1. 1
    Academic Division of Child Health, School of Human Development, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. Professor N Marlow, Department of Child Health, Level E East Block, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK; neil.marlow{at}
  • Accepted 26 March 2008
  • Published Online First 1 April 2008


This review evaluates neurological and cognitive outcomes as they relate to fetal growth restriction. The aim is to clarify the relationship between poor fetal growth and abnormal brain development in order to understand the research directions required to untangle this complex issue.


  • Competing interests: None.

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