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Prolonged survival in hydranencephaly: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14513530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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).
Authors:
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    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2100 Pierce Avenue, Suite 352 MCS, Nashville, TN 37212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Hydranencephaly / mortality*
Life Expectancy*

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