Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus and diabetes insipidus in preterm infants

Liron Borenstein-Levin*, Ilana Koren, Amir Kugelman, David Bader, Arina Toropine, Arieh Riskin

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We present two cases of transient central diabetes insipidus in preterm neonates with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus. Although the association between intraventricular hemorrhage and diabetes insipidus has been described in preterm infants, the association between diabetes insipidus and hydrocephalus, and the fact that such central diabetes insipidus could be reversible with the reduction of ventricular size, either because of spontaneous resolution or the placement of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is first described here in neonates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1261-1263
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • diabetes insipidus
  • hypernatremia
  • post hemorrhagic hydrocephalus
  • preterm infant


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