Treatments for Periventricular Leukomalacia in Children

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Clinicians in the Fetal Neonatal Neurology Program at Boston Children's Hospital provide comprehensive early and accurate diagnosis of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and other brain injuries acquired by newborns and young infants. Because newborns' brains are in a crucial window of rapid development, we identify problems as early as possible and act quickly to prevent as much damage as possible.

How is PVL treated?

Although there is no treatment for PVL, we may recommend other types of care for your child, such as:

Most of these therapies are provided through Early Intervention programs in your community. Here at Boston Children's, we work to connect families to Early Intervention and support them in other ways such as transitioning  to another program in our hospital that specializes in caring for older children. 

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