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What is periventricular leukomalasia (pvl)?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: A problem...

Pvl as defined above is an type of brain injury that occurs in infants; the tissues surrounding the "ventricles"(which house fluid) are damaged leading to 'holes'.
The problem arises in that there is no curative treatment for this disorder as of today; treatment focuses on helping the baby/child cope with the developmental and neurological consequences of the disorder in the first 2 years of life.

In brief: A problem...

Pvl as defined above is an type of brain injury that occurs in infants; the tissues surrounding the "ventricles"(which house fluid) are damaged leading to 'holes'.
The problem arises in that there is no curative treatment for this disorder as of today; treatment focuses on helping the baby/child cope with the developmental and neurological consequences of the disorder in the first 2 years of life.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Leukomalacia

Boston children's hospital's website has a full explanation, beginning: "pvl is injury to the white matter around the fluid-filled ventricles of the brain.
White matter transmits information between nerve cells, the spinal cord and from one part of brain to the other." the word "leukomalacia" means "softening of white matter, " usually from decreased oxygen or blood flow to the injured area.

In brief: Leukomalacia

Boston children's hospital's website has a full explanation, beginning: "pvl is injury to the white matter around the fluid-filled ventricles of the brain.
White matter transmits information between nerve cells, the spinal cord and from one part of brain to the other." the word "leukomalacia" means "softening of white matter, " usually from decreased oxygen or blood flow to the injured area.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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