Broad Cerebral Infarct in a Term Neonate

Semerci S. Y., Demirel G., TAŞTEKİN A.

Journal of Pediatric Neurology, vol.13, no.3, pp.132-135, 2015 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0035-1556832
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Neurology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-135
  • Keywords: cerebral infarct, newborn, birth trauma, neurological deficit
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Neonatal cerebral infarct is a very rare entity and such infarcts could regress as a transient event or result in severe neurological injuries such as hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Here, we report a case of cerebral infarct in a term male infant presenting with convulsions within the first day of life. Difficulty at birth might be one of the uncommon reasons of the infarcts. In this case, dystocia is supposed to be one of the associated events. The neurological deterioration was transient and no neurological deficit was noticed at 7 months after birth. The majority of neonates with large infarcts have a poor prognosis. Early imaging in this population may lead to prompt diagnosis, timely neuroprotection, rehabilitation, and improved outcome.