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  • n. Softening of the white matter of the brain.


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leuko- + -malacia


  • These neurologic sequela are manifested as periventricular leukomalacia, seen on MRI or CT scans.

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  • Much of the decline seemed to be related to a 93 percent drop in the number of preterm infants with severe damage to the white matter of the newborn's brain, called cystic periventricular leukomalacia. - News

  • And a study at the University of California, San Francisco, found a falling rate of cystic periventricular leukomalacia after the early 1990s. - News

  • These may include: respiratory distress; anemia; sepsis; intraventricular haemorrhage; and periventricular leukomalacia. - latest science and technology news stories

  • /or with periventricular leukomalacia did not experience more adverse events, except fever.

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  • In fact, infants born weighing 1.1 to 2.2 pounds who had the highest concentrations of cortisol had increased rates of death, severe intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia, and gastrointestinal perforation ( - medical news plus CME for physicians


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