Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL)

Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL), or white-matter injury is a form of brain injury characterized by the death of white matter near the cerebral ventricles due to damage and softening of the brain tissue. It can affect fetuses or newborns; premature infants are at the greatest risk of the disorder. Affected individuals generally exhibit motor control problems or other developmental delays, and they often develop cerebral palsy or epilepsy later in life.

To learn more about Periventricular Leukomalacia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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.

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