Pediatric Periventricular Leukomalacia Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 15, 2015
  • Author: Terence Zach, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

The timing of initial cranial ultrasonography can be useful in determining the timing of the insult. Cystic periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) has been identified on cranial sonograms on the first day of life, indicating that the event was prenatal rather than perinatal or postnatal.

Differential Diagnoses