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Types of Megalencephaly

Megalencephaly: Types list

The list of types of Megalencephaly mentioned in various sources includes:

  • Unilateral megalencephaly (hemimegalencephaly) - one-sided expansion.

Types discussion:

Unilateral megalencephaly or hemimegalencephaly is a rare condition and is characterized by the enlargement of one-half of the brain. Children with this disorder may have a large, sometimes asymmetrical head. Often they suffer from intractable seizures and mental retardation. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Megalencephaly Information Page: NINDS)

Megalencephaly: Rare Types

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Megalencephaly: Related Disease Topics

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