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Symptoms of Anencephaly

Symptoms of Anencephaly

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Anencephaly includes the 10 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Anencephaly:

Anencephaly occurs when the "cephalic" or head end of the neural tube fails to close, resulting in the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp. Infants with this disorder are born without both a forebrain (the front part of the brain) and a cerebrum (the thinking and coordinating area of the brain). The remaining brain tissue is often exposed--not covered by bone or skin. The infant is usually blind, deaf, unconscious, and unable to feel pain. Although some individuals with anencephaly may be born with a rudimentary brain stem, the lack of a functioning cerebrum permanently rules out the possibility of ever gaining consciousness. Reflex actions such as respiration (breathing) and responses to sound or touch may occur. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Anencephaly Information Page: NINDS)

Anencephaly as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Anencephaly, it is also important to consider Anencephaly as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Anencephaly may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Anencephaly. This signs and symptoms information for Anencephaly has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Anencephaly signs or Anencephaly symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Anencephaly may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Anencephaly symptoms.


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