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Schizencephaly and psychosis: a rare association.
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PMID:  24454392     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Schizencephaly is a rare malformation of the central nervous system defined as a gray matter-lined cleft filled with cerebrospinal fluid that extends from the pial surface to the ventricle. Few cases of association with psychosis were reported in the scientific literature. We present a case of a 46-year-old woman, admitted into a psychiatric hospital with crises of psychomotor agitation, disorganized and erotized behavior, persecutory and self-reference delusions, and auditory and visual hallucinations. She also reported seizures since her childhood. A head CT scan revealed a large subarachnoid space communication with the adjacent lateral ventricle in the topography of occipital, temporal, and parietal lobes to the right, suggestive of schizencephaly.
Authors:
Matias Carvalho Aguiar Melo; Saulo Giovanni Castor Albuquerque; José Henrique Sousa Luz; Alexandre Bastos Lima
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1687-9627     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-23     Completed Date:  2014-01-23     Revised Date:  2014-01-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  210868     Citation Subset:  -    
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