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Approach to Routine Head Ultrasound Interpretation

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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In the coronal images, check the size, contents, and position of the lateral ventricles, looking for ventricular dilation, intraventricular hemorrhage, and midline shift. Look for parenchymal lesions such as hemorrhage or infarct.

In the sagittal images check the caudothalamic grooves for signs of hemorrhage, check the midline for the corpus callosum and the cerebellum.

See References Chapter.

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