How is CNS injury evaluated following treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN)?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: Kate A Tauber, MD; Chief Editor: Howard S Weber, MD, FSCAI  more...
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After recovery, consider evaluation for central nervous system (CNS) injury by performing brain computed tomography (CT) scanning or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Advise a complete examination for the patient by a neurologist or a developmental pediatrician after discharge, as the incidence of significant neurodevelopmental impairment is 25%.

Since the prevalence of hearing loss is high, order an automated hearing test before discharging the patient.

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