White matter damage (WMD) in premature babiesWWhite matter damage (WMD) in premature babiesWhite matter damage (WMD) in premature babiesEnglishNeonatology;NeurologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZHilary Whyte, MSc, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, FRCPC11.000000000000047.0000000000000215.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about WMD, or damage to the so-called white matter of the brain. The negative impact of WMD varies depending on the site and extent of the damage.</p><p>White matter damage is damage to the so-called white matter of the brain. The impact and complications of WMD varies depending on the site and extent of the damage.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>White matter are the fibrous tracts of the brain that make up a large part of the whole brain.</li> <li>The severity and potential long-term outcomes of WMD vary depending on the site and extent of the damage.</li></ul>
Lésions de la substance blanche (LSB) chez les bébés prématurésLLésions de la substance blanche (LSB) chez les bébés prématurésWhite matter damage (WMD) in premature babiesFrenchNeonatology;NeurologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZHilary Whyte, MSc, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, FRCPC11.000000000000047.0000000000000215.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Lisez au sujet des LSB, des lésions à la substance blanche du cerveau. Les séquelles des LSB varient selon la zone atteinte et l’étendue des lésions.</p><p>Les lésions de la substance blanche (LSB) sont des lésions à la substance blanche du cerveau. La fourchette de gravité et des conséquences à long terme possibles pour les LSB est grandes.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>La matière blanche est formée des voies fibreuses du cerveau qui constituent la majeure partie du cerveau.</li> <li>La gravité et le potentiel de répercussions à long terme des dommages à la matière blanche dépendent du site et de l’étendue du dommage.</li></ul>

 

 

White matter damage (WMD) in premature babies1776.00000000000White matter damage (WMD) in premature babiesWhite matter damage (WMD) in premature babiesWEnglishNeonatology;NeurologyPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZHilary Whyte, MSc, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, FRCPC11.000000000000047.0000000000000215.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about WMD, or damage to the so-called white matter of the brain. The negative impact of WMD varies depending on the site and extent of the damage.</p><p>White matter damage is damage to the so-called white matter of the brain. The impact and complications of WMD varies depending on the site and extent of the damage.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>White matter are the fibrous tracts of the brain that make up a large part of the whole brain.</li> <li>The severity and potential long-term outcomes of WMD vary depending on the site and extent of the damage.</li></ul><p>White matter damage (WMD) is damage to the so-called white matter of the brain. White matter are the fibrous tracts of the brain that make up a large part of the whole brain. Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), which is addressed in this section of this site, is a form of WMD adjacent to the ventricles of the brain, often due to fluctuations in blood pressure or inflammation associated with prematurity. WMD can occur in other areas of the brain for other reasons. </p><p>The range of severity and possible subsequent long-term outcomes from WMD is wide. In many cases, the area of damage may have a larger impact than the extent of damage; the various functions of the brain are often controlled by very specific and well defined areas. For this reason, a limited amount of damage in the wrong place can mean lasting and possibly severe effects. Conversely, some babies can recover from extensive damage provided no vital areas are affected. Brain function, especially in babies, is flexible in that, depending on circumstance, it has an ability to recover if a certain neural pathway is damaged. Sometimes the brain can find a new route to send information and commands from one part of the brain to another to get around the problem.</p><p>More information</p> <ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1812&language=English">Diagnosis of white matter damage (WMD) in premature babies</a><br></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1846&language=English">Treatment of white matter damage (WMD) in premature babies</a> </li></ul>White matter damage (WMD) in premature babies

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