porencephaly


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porencephaly

[‚pȯr·ən′sef·ə·lē]
(medicine)
A condition in which the cavity of a lateral ventricle extends to the surface of the cerebral hemisphere; may result from brain tissue destruction or maldevelopment.
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Schmallenberg virus in calf born at term with porencephaly, Belgium.
Hemimegancephaly, porencephaly, Aicardi syndrome, olivary dentate dysplasia, mammillary body agenesis, cerebral dysgenesis and cortical dysplasias have been related with this condition.
The occurrence of leucoencephalopathy, lacunar lesions, micro- and macrohaemorrhages, porencephaly, cataract, infantile-onset hemiparesis and retinal arteriolar tortuosity in the presence of a positive family history has been recently related to mutation of the Col IV A1 gene.
Schizencephaly can be differentiated from porencephaly on MRI by the fact that porencephalic cysts are lined with white matter.
Although we will tell patients that we'd rather not have porencephaly, we can't tell them what it means when there's a focal area of porencephaly [other than] that the prognosis will be worse than if we hadn't seen it.
Inadvertent fetal skull penetration during genetic amniocentesis has been linked to porencephaly, the development of cysts or cavities in the fetal brain, yet another reason to "favor the foot, not the face.
Pleasant Valley, New York (June 1998), has a daughter who was diagnosed with porencephaly (a cyst in the brain).