The brain's kryptonite : overview of punctate white matter lesions in neonates
Article [Accepted Manuscript]
Is part ofInternational journal of developmental neuroscience ; vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 77-88.
With increasing advances in the ﬁeld of medical brain imaging, the known spectrum of white matter lesions hasexpanded, and we can now assess the presence of punctate white matter lesions (PWML). These focal smalllesions are quite frequently detected in the preterm infant and in full-term infants with congenital heart mal-formations with, some studies reporting a link between these lesions and adverse long-term outcomes. Theetiology of PWML has sparked a lot of questions over the years, some of which still remain unanswered. Thisnarrative review will bring an overview of current knowledge and their signiﬁcant clinical importance in thenewborn brain.