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Intraventricular Haemorrhage (IVH)

Intraventricular Haemorrhage (IVH) - Diagnosis

A Cranial (head) ultrasound coupled with good medical history and a physical examination is usually used to diagnose IVH. Through spaces between the bones of the baby’s head (fontanelle), the amount of bleeding can as graded as follows:

Grade 1. Bleeding occurs just in a small area of the ventricles.

Grade 2. Bleeding also occurs inside the ventricles.

Grade 3. Ventricles are enlarged by the blood.

Grade 4. Bleeding into the brain tissues around the ventricles.

Intraventricular Haemorrhage (IVH) - Preparing for surgery

Intraventricular Haemorrhage (IVH) - Post-surgery care

Intraventricular Haemorrhage (IVH) - Other Information

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