Tip 51: intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH)

IVH originates from the subependymal germinal matrix, a highly vascular structure of delicate capillaries.  Around 50% occur with the first 24 hours of life, especially if unstable after birth, with less than 5% occurring after day 5.

Reference: Linder, N., Haskin, O., Levit, O., et al., 2003. Risk Factors for Intraventricualr Hemorrhage in Very Low Birth Weight Premature Infants: A Retrospective Case-Control Study. Pediatrics; 11(5): e590-e595.

Previously published: 20/02/14, 28/11/14

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