Broad cerebral infarct in a term neonate
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CitationSemerci Yılmaz, S., Demirel, G. ve Taştekin, A. (2015). Broad cerebral infarct in a term neonate. Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 13(3), 132-135. https://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0035-1556832
Neonatal cerebral infarct is a very rare entity and such infarcts could regress as a transient event or result in severe neurological injuries such as hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Here, we report a case of cerebral infarct in a term male infant presenting with convulsions within the first day of life. Difficulty at birthmight be one of the uncommon reasons of the infarcts. In this case, dystocia is supposed to be one of the associated events. The neurological deterioration was transient and no neurological deficit was noticed at 7 months after birth. The majority of neonates with large infarcts have a poor prognosis. Early imaging in this population may lead to prompt diagnosis, timely neuroprotection, rehabilitation, and improved outcome.