Sensory and motor deficits in children with cerebral palsy born preterm correlate with diffusion tensor imaging abnormalities in thalamocortical pathways.

TitleSensory and motor deficits in children with cerebral palsy born preterm correlate with diffusion tensor imaging abnormalities in thalamocortical pathways.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHoon AH, Stashinko EE, Nagae LM, Lin DDM, Keller J, Bastian A, Campbell ML, Levey E, Mori S, Johnston MV
JournalDevelopmental medicine and child neurology
Volume51
Issue9
Pagination697-704
Date Published2009 Sep
Abstract

Cerebral palsy (CP) is frequently linked to white matter injury in children born preterm. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a powerful technique providing precise identification of white matter microstructure. We investigated the relationship between DTI-observed thalamocortical (posterior thalamic radiation) injury, motor (corticospinal tract) injury, and sensorimotor function.

DOI10.1002/ddrr.64
Alternate JournalDev Med Child Neurol