BACKGROUND: Seizures in the neonatal period may be the single symptom of acute ischemic cerebral infarction. It may be difficult to establish the diagnosis in the acute phase by the use of ultrasound, CT, and conventional MRI because of the high water content of the immature brain. Diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI is a very sensitive and fast imaging modality to visualize acute ischemic stroke in infants even before conventional MR images become abnormal. Signal abnormality in DW MRI, however, se...Expand abstract
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Neonatal cerebral infarction diagnosed by diffusion-weighted MRI: pseudonormalization occurs early.
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