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Periventricular Leukomalacia, Brain Injury in Premature Infants

By Sandra Blake

Periventricular leukomalacia, or PVL, is an ischemic brain injury occurring in fetuses and newborn babies, both term and premature. Premature infants are at greater risk of developing PVL. PVL involves the white matter of the brain surrounding the lateral ventricles.

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