Periventricular leukomalacia

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Periventricular leukomalacia

Periventricular leukomalasia (PVL) is a type of brain injury. PVL actually represent small “holes” in the brain due to the death of small areas of brain tissue around the normal fluid-filled cavities of the brain. PVL is frequently associated with the development of neurological and developmental problems in growing babies, usually during the first to second year of life.

Periventricular leukomalacia

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  • Last reviewed on 11/8/2006
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