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Schizencephaly: Introduction

Schizencephaly: Schizencephaly is an extremely rare developmental disorder characterized by abnormal slits, or clefts, in the brain's cerebral hemispheres. ... more about 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Schizencephaly is available below.

Symptoms of Schizencephaly

Treatments for Schizencephaly

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Schizencephaly: Complications

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Causes of Schizencephaly

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Schizencephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Schizencephaly

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Schizencephaly: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Schizencephaly

Prognosis for 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)

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Article Excerpts about Schizencephaly

Schizencephaly is an extremely rare developmental disorder characterized by abnormal slits, or clefts, in the brain's cerebral hemispheres. Schizencephaly is a form of porencephaly in which there is a cyst or cavity in the cerebral hemispheres. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Schizencephaly Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Schizencephaly:

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


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