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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy: Etiological Risk Factors And Neuroimaging.
Author: Piovesana, A M
Moura-Ribeiro, M V
Zanardi Vd,
Gonçalves, V M
Abstract: The purpose of this paper, which was conducted on 175 children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy (H-CP), was to verify the etiological risk period for this disease. Etiological risk factors (ERF) were detected through anamnesis: 23% in the prenatal period, 18% in the perinatal period and 59% of the patients the period was undefined (ERF in the prenatal and perinatal period was 41% and no ERF was 18% of the cases. The computerized tomographic scan (CT) and MRI were performed on all the patients, who were then classified according to their etiopathogenic data: CT1= normal (18%); CT 2= unilateral ventricular enlargement (25%); CT 3= cortical/ subcortical cavities (28%); CT4= hemispheric atrophy and other findings (14%); CT 5= malformations (15%). CT 5 was associated with physical malformations beyond the central nervous system and with prenatal ERF's, while CT 2 was associated with the perinatal ERF's, mainly in premature births. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed on 57 patients and demonstrated a good degree of concordance with the CT. Etiology remained undefined in only 37% of the cases after neuroimaging was related to ERF. A high perinatal RF frequency (59%) was observed and emphasized the need for special care during this period.
Subject: Cerebral Palsy
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Paresis
Pregnancy
Prenatal Diagnosis
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-ray Computed
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11299427
Date Issue: 2001
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