Pediatric Periventricular Leukomalacia Treatment & Management

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

No medical treatment is currently available. Free radical scavengers are being investigated to determine if they have a role in preventing oligodendrocyte injury in periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).


Infants with periventricular leukomalacia require close neurodevelopmental follow-up after discharge from the hospital. Potential consultants include pediatricians, developmental specialists, neurologists, and occupational and physical therapists.