Am J Perinatol 2022; 39(16): 1742-1744
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1739428
Letter to the Editor

Basal Ganglia–Thalamic Pattern Injury and Subacute Gradual-Onset Intrapartum Hypoxia: A Response

1   Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ismail Bhorat
2   Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Fetal Medicine, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
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Key Points

  • Research on basal ganglia–thalamic ischemic brain injury supports causation by a sentinel event.

  • Data published recently in this journal on this topic are not sufficient to change current thinking.

  • Established beliefs on the basal ganglia–thalamic ischemic brain should remain current.

Publication History

Received: 22 March 2021

Accepted: 04 October 2021

Article published online:
16 November 2021

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