Evaluation of cerebral blood flow changes by transfontanelle Doppler ultrasound in infantile hydrocephalus

Carlo Alvisi, Marziano Cerisoli, Marco Giulioni, Paola Monari, Gian Paolo Salvioli, Fabrizio Sandri, Cesare Lippi, Luciano Bovicelli, Gianluigi Pilu

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Abstract

Doppler ultrasound investigation of cerebral blood flow velocity was performed in hydrocephalic infants through the anterior fontanelle. Systolic (S) and end-diastolic (D) frequency values recorded on the anterior cerebral artery were used to define the pulsatility index (PI) calculated from the equation PI=S-D/S. Comparison between systolic, end-diastolic and pulsatility index values of 50 normal infants and 10 hydrocephalic infants showed a statistically significant difference (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1985

Keywords

  • Anterior cerebral artery
  • Cerebral blood flow
  • Cerebrovascular compliance
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pulsatility index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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