Axial T2 weighted images show a small hypointense focus adjacent the left lateral
ventricle and a focus within the occipital horn of the left lateral ventricle. The lack
of brain maturation is consistent with the gestational age of the infant.
T1 weighted images following contrast administration, left and top center, show no
abnormal enhancement to suggest herpes encephalitis. On the GRE image, right,
there is blooming in the left periventricular region consistent with blood products
from a germinal matrix hemorrhage.
Key words: mri congenital developmental
Grade 2 germinal matrix hemorrhage