Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(1):75-80.
Published online January 31, 1989.
Brain Computed Tomography in the evaluation of patients with Developmental Retardation with or without Growth Retardation.
H S Lee, I J Cho, H D Cha, C M Kang
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University, School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea
성장 발달 부전아의 뇌전산화 단층 촬영 소견에 대한고찰
이호석, 조일주, 차홍대, 강진무
계명대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 8 May 1988   • Accepted: 16 August 1988
Brain computed tomography was carried out on 37 patients with developmental retardation with or without growth retardation which were admitted to Pediatric Department of Dong San Hospital, Keimyung University during the period of 6 years and 2 months from April 1980 to May 1986 and following results were obtained. Computed tomographic abnomalities were defined in 78.4% of these patients. Majorities were brain atrophy (55.2% ) and hydrocephalus (27.6% ). The abnorrnal rate was higher in the patients with motor dysfunction such as walking, speech and head control disturbances. Computed tomography is useful procedure for evaluation of the patiens with developmental retardation and we believe that computed tomography can be paπ of the usual evaluation of children with developmental or mental retardation.
Key Words: Computed Tomography. Development, Retardation

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