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What is Schizencephaly?

What is Schizencephaly?

  • Schizencephaly: A very rare disorder where the brain fails to develop normally and slits or clefts form in the brain. They type and severity of symptoms is determined by the degree of abnormality.

Schizencephaly is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Schizencephaly, or a subtype of Schizencephaly, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Schizencephaly as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Schizencephaly: Introduction

Types of Schizencephaly:

Broader types of Schizencephaly:

How many people get Schizencephaly?

Prevalance of Schizencephaly: extremely rare

How serious is Schizencephaly?

Complications of Schizencephaly: see complications of Schizencephaly
Prognosis of Schizencephaly: The prognosis for individuals with schizencephaly varies depending on the size of the clefts and the degree of neurological deficit. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Schizencephaly Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Schizencephaly?

Causes of Schizencephaly: see causes of Schizencephaly

What are the symptoms of Schizencephaly?

Symptoms of Schizencephaly: see symptoms of Schizencephaly

Complications of Schizencephaly: see complications of Schizencephaly

Schizencephaly: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Schizencephaly.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Schizencephaly.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Schizencephaly: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Schizencephaly.
Treatments for Schizencephaly: see treatments for Schizencephaly

Organs Affected by Schizencephaly:

Organs and body systems related to Schizencephaly include:

Name and Aliases of Schizencephaly

Main name of condition: Schizencephaly

Class of Condition for Schizencephaly: congen.defect

Other names or spellings for Schizencephaly:

Familial schizencephaly

Porencephaly, congenital Source - Diseases Database

Familial schizencephaly
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Schizencephaly: Related Conditions

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