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Unilateral porencephalic cyst presenting as infantile spasms: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7750065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiple etiological factors have been associated with infantile spasms (IS), and are usually linked to diffuse or multifocal brain damage. It is generally believed that infants with symptomatic IS have a significantly higher incidence of mental retardation and epilepsy than those with cryptogenic IS. However, IS secondary to focal brain lesions in which surgical removal of the lesions has resulted in cessation of generalized spasms and subsequent normal development are rarely reported. A seven-month-old male infant who manifested head nodding and generalized flexor spasms one month prior to the admission is reported. Waking interictal electroencephalography revealed a pattern of burst-suppression variant of hypsarrhythmia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging disclosed a huge porencephalic cyst over the left temporo-parietal region. The infant underwent craniotomy with corpus callosotomy, causing marked improvement in seizures. He attained subsequent stable psychomotor development.
S F Ou; C S Chi; W J Shian; S C Mak; T T Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-21     Completed Date:  1995-06-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Corpus Callosum / surgery
Cysts / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spasms, Infantile / etiology*

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