Vol. 3, Issue 12 (2017)
Assessment of cerebral edema in birth asphyxia by using transcranial color doppler
Author(s): Dr. Mohan Kejriwal, Dr. Rashmi Agrawal, Dr. Alka Singh
Abstract: In this study 50 neonates having gestational age of more than 37 to less than 42 completed weeks with perinatal asphyxia delivered or referred to Nalanda medical college and hospital, patna were enrolled. Measurement of cerebral blood flow velocity was done by the use of colour doppler ultrasound. Cranial Ultrasound was done in neonates with birth asphyxia in first 24 hours of life and repeat scan on 3rd postnatal day. The study had proved that color Doppler USG would be of practical importance in evaluating the cerebral blood flow velocity in neonate with HIE. A skilful detection of decrease in cerebral blood flow of neonate in postnatal first 12 hrs& medication & treatment being based on such detection would contribute to a good prognosis.