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Intraventricular Hemorrhage of Infancy

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by Howson A

(IVH; Subependymal Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage; Early-onset Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage; EGMH; Periventricular-Intraventricular Hemorrhage; PIVH)



IVH may cause damage to brain tissue and lead to long-term development problems.
Ventricles of the Brain
Ventricles of the Brain
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