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Visual development in prenatal post-haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation
  1. Daniela Ricci (daniricciola{at}libero.it)
  1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
    1. Rita Luciano
    1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
      1. Giovanni Baranello
      1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
        1. Chiara Veredice
        1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
          1. Laura Cesarini
          1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
            1. Flaviana Bianco
            1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
              1. Marika Pane
              1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
                1. Francesca Gallini
                1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
                  1. G Vasco
                  1. Pediatric Neurology Unit, Italy
                    1. Immacolata Savarese
                    1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
                      1. Antonio Zuppa
                      1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
                        1. Lucia Masini
                        1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
                          1. Concezio Di Rocco
                          1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
                            1. Costantino Romagnoli
                            1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
                              1. Francesco Guzzetta
                              1. Catholic University Rome, Italy
                                1. Eugenio Mercuri (e.mercuri{at}ic.ac.uk)
                                1. Catholic University Rome, Italy

                                  Abstract

                                  Objective: The aim of this study was to assess visual function in infants with evidence of prenatal post haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation.

                                  Design: Infants were assessed at 5, 12 and 24 months using a battery of tests specifically designed to assess various aspects of visual function in infancy. Visual findings were correlated with several variables, including extent of the lesion and presence of epilepsy.

                                  Results and conclusions: Abnormalities of visual function were frequent (over 60%) in our cohort at age 2 years, ranging from isolated abnormal ocular movements to severe abnormalities of all the aspects of visual function assessed. The most severe and persistent abnormalities of visual function were found in infants with grade IV IVH and shunted hydrocephalus who also had epilepsy in the first year.

                                  • brain
                                  • hemorrhage
                                  • ventricular
                                  • visual

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