What is intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH)?
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is bleeding inside or around the ventricles, the spaces in the brain containing the cerebral spinal fluid.
- Intraventricular means within the ventricles
- Hemorrhage means excessive bleeding
Intraventricular hemorrhage is most common in premature babies, especially very low birthweight babies weighing less than 1,500 grams (3 pounds, 5 ounces).
What is periventricular leukomalacia (PVL)?
Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is characterized by the death or damage and softening of the white matter, the inner part of the brain that transmits information between the nerve cells and the spinal cord, as well as from one part of the brain to another.
- Periventricular means around or near the ventricles, the spaces in the brain containing the cerebrospinal fluid
- Leuko means white
- Malacia means softening
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