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Study: Large Head Circumference Associated with Brain Damage and Cerebral Palsy

Study: Large Head Circumference Associated with Brain Damage and Cerebral Palsy

German researchers suggest that newborns with a head circumference greater than 75th percentile have a five to ten times higher risk of brain damage, an injury that may lead to cerebral palsy. The heads of large newborns are often too big to fit through the mother’s pelvis, which may cause prolonged or obstructed labor. Injury to the white matter of the brain is a critical risk factor for cerebral palsy, the researchers note. “There is excessive risk for white matter brain damage when head circumference is large and prolonged or obstructed labor occurs,” said the study’s author, Professor Arne Jensen, MD.

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