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Prolonged survival in hydranencephaly: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14513530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Individuals with hydranencephaly, a congenital deformity resulting in a virtual absence of cerebral hemispheres, generally do not survive past infancy. Two published cases report survival past the age of 10. We report the oldest known survivor at 20 years, 6 months and compare the behavioral and anatomical characteristics of these three cases. Finally, this condition is discussed in regards to the concept and implications of minimally conscious state (MCS).
Cassondra Covington; Henry Taylor; Chandler Gill; Bimal Padaliya; William Newman; John R Smart; P David Charles
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1088-6222     ISO Abbreviation:  Tenn Med     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-29     Completed Date:  2003-10-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609310     Medline TA:  Tenn Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  423-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2100 Pierce Avenue, Suite 352 MCS, Nashville, TN 37212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hydranencephaly / mortality*
Life Expectancy*

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