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Iniencephaly: Introduction

Iniencephaly: A rare type of neural tube defect where the head is positioned in a backward bent angle and the spine is malformed. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Iniencephaly is available below.

Symptoms of Iniencephaly

  • Short birth length
  • Large head in proportion to the body
  • Head bent backwards
  • Lack of a neck
  • Facial skin connected directly to chest skin
  • more symptoms...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Iniencephaly:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Iniencephaly?

Iniencephaly: Complications

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Causes of Iniencephaly

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Iniencephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Iniencephaly

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer' more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms more »

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 or dementia 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. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis more »

Iniencephaly: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Iniencephaly: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Iniencephaly: Animations

Prognosis for Iniencephaly

Prognosis for Iniencephaly: Very poor - death usually occurs before or soon after birth and often the mother's life is at risk during birth due to the physical malformations of the fetus which impede the birth process.

Statistics for Iniencephaly

Iniencephaly: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Iniencephaly:

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


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