Abnormal cerebral MRI findings and neuroimpairments in very low birth weight (VLBW) adolescents

Jon Skranes, Karianne Indredavik Evensen, Gro C. Løhaugen, Marit Martinussen, Siri Kulseng, Gunnar Myhr, Torstein Vik and Ann–Mari Brubakk

Considering the high prevalence of abnormal cerebral MRI findings as well as major and minor motor, perceptual and cognitive impairments that has been reported in very low birth weight (VLBW) children, this article investigates whether cerebral MRI pathology relates to different types of neuroimpairments in adolescents with VLBW.

After assessing 55 15 years old teenagers with an history of WLBW for IQ, Visual-Motor and Perception, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, and comparing them with their MRI, they noted a rather weak relationship between MRI pathology and neuroimpairments.

European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 2008, 12(4), 273-283

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