Computerized tomography of contusional clefts in the white matter in infants

Report of two cases

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  • 1 Departments of Neurosurgery, Radiology, and Pathology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Departments of Surgery, Radiology, and Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
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✓ A unique lesion of the infant's brain is the splitting in hemispheral white matter due to blunt trauma to the head. Two instances are described in which computerized tomography revealed the characteristic lesions. In one patient, one of two tears became less apparent with time.

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Address reprint requests to: Keasley Welch, M.D., Childrens Hospital Medical Center, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.
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