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Cerebral hemi atrophy as a consequence of cerebral insult in infa | 13637
Journal of Developing Drugs

Journal of Developing Drugs
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6631

+44 1478 350008

Cerebral hemi atrophy as a consequence of cerebral insult in infancy: Is it difficult to diagnose?


Joint Event on 14th International Conference on Generic Drugs and Biosimilars & 9th Global Experts Meeting on Neuropharmacology

November 15-16, 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Daniel Saldanha

Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Dev Drugs

Abstract :

Brain insult from a variety of causes from foetal stage to early infancy can result in cerebral hemi atrophy. The causes are either congenital i.e. idiopathic (primary) and intrauterine vascular injury or acquired i.e. perinatal intracranial hemorrhage, infection (encephalitis), trauma, vascular abnormalities (Sturge-Weber´┐Ż??s syndrome), ischaemia, hypoxia etc. When the cerebral volume reduces in early stages it may lead to changes in the skull which is apparent radiologically known as Dyke-Davidoff- Masson syndrome (DDMS). MRI reveals changes in the brain parenchyma with thinning of grey matter, reduced volume of white matter, enlarged lateral ventricle, reduced size of cerebral peduncles (ipsilateral) and reduced size of cerebellar hemisphere. We report a case of recurring seizures in a young 22 years female who presented to psychiatry outpatient in a tertiary care hospital and was detected to have DDMS.

Biography :

E-mail: d_saldanha@rediffmail.com

 

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