Comparison of Cranial Ultrasound and Computed Tomographic Scan Finding in Infants with Post Meningitis Complications
Background & Objective:
Neonatal ultrasound is one of the fastest, safest, and most non-invasive methods of detecting intracranial lesions. the objective of the study is to compare cranial ultrasound and computed tomographic scan finding in infants with post meningitis complications.
A prospective analysis of 84 consecutive term infants was conducted in the department of radiology at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad(mentioned dates). Transfontanelle ultrasonography was performed with a two-dimensional Sonoace 1500 ultrasound scanner (Medison Inc, South Korea 1995) equipped with a 6.5 megahertz (MHz) curvilinear small head probe. Sagittal and coronal sections were scanned using standard techniques.
In the study, the average age of the infants was 4 months. There were 48 (57.1%) males and 36 (42.9%) females out of 84 patients. In all patients, ultrasonography results were confirmed by CT scans. Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography was 32.14%. Ultrasonograph revealed hydrocephalus in 21 (25%) of the infants.
Seizures are common in infants with post-meningitic complications. Ultrasound can still be used to diagnose post-meningitic complications despite its low diagnostic accuracy.
Ultrasonography; CT scan ; Post meningitis;Complication
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