Polymicrogyria: Polymicrogyria refers to abnormal brain development where the brain has abnormally smooth gyri (convolutions) on the surface of the brain. The anomaly is often occurs as part of another syndrome. Patients can present with a wide range and severity of symptoms which can make the prognosis difficult to determine.
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causes, and treatments of Polymicrogyria is available below.
Symptoms of Polymicrogyria
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symptoms of Polymicrogyria
Treatments for Polymicrogyria
- Treatment plans will vary depending on the severity of the condition and how it manifests in each particular patient
- Health areas that will probably need to be evaluated and assessed include:
- Special education requirements
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treatments for Polymicrogyria
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Causes of Polymicrogyria
- Genetic anomalies
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Inadequate blood supply to brain during 2nd trimester
- Certain viruses e.g. cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, varicella-zoster
- There may be other as yet undetermined causes
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Polymicrogyria: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Polymicrogyria
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a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
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Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
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Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
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Polymicrogyria: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Polymicrogyria: Rare Types
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Definitions of Polymicrogyria:
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Polymicrogyria as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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