A 29-year-old member asked:
can accidental brain bleeding be diagnosed in one day old baby?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gregory Hines answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: An ultrasound through the fontanel (soft spot) can often show an intracranial bleed.
Answered on Aug 12, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: In the early years of CT scans they scanned hundreds of "normal" newborns only to find as many as 3% showed some evidence of a small hemorrhage. This was often attributed to labor & delivery related trauma. It is usually now located by ultrasound through the soft spot to avoid radiation exposure.
Answered on Sep 8, 2017
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