A case report submitted by Valley Children’s pediatric resident Dr. Tai Pham and neonatologist Dr. Indira Chandrasekar was recently published in the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. The report focused on a fetal gunshot brain injury leading to postnatal hydrocephalus and is, to the authors’ knowledge, the first report of fetal brain injury with intact bullet in the brain with survival.
The Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine is a quarterly medical journal that publishes articles, case reports and research studies relating to neonatal and perinatal medicine, with the goal of providing education to improve quality, safety and effectiveness of care to mothers and infants worldwide.
Dr. Tai Pham is a second-year pediatric resident with Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Indira Chandrasekar has been a neonatologist in Valley Children’s Level IV NICU for 12 years.
Valley Children’s main Hospital campus in Madera provides Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) support - the highest level of care available for neonates and infants. Valley Children’s supports a network of NICUs throughout Central California, providing the opportunity for families with critically ill babies to receive treatment closer to home throughout his or her entire stay.