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Porencephaly: Introduction

Porencephaly: Porencephaly is an extremely rare disorder of the central nervous system involving cysts or cavities in a cerebral hemisphere. The cysts or cavities ... more about Porencephaly.

Porencephaly: A central nervous system disorder involving cysts in the brain cortex caused by stroke, infection or genetic anomaly. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Porencephaly is available below.

Symptoms of Porencephaly

Treatments for Porencephaly

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Porencephaly?

Types of Porencephaly

Causes of Porencephaly

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Disease Topics Related To Porencephaly

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Porencephaly: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Porencephaly

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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. This is particularly true of 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 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. more »

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Porencephaly: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Porencephaly: Rare Types

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Porencephaly: Animations

Prognosis for Porencephaly

Prognosis for Porencephaly: Variable. Ranging from minor physical and mental defects to severe disability and early death.

Research about Porencephaly

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Clinical Trials for Porencephaly

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Statistics for Porencephaly

Porencephaly: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Porencephaly

Porencephaly is an extremely rare disorder of the central nervous system involving cysts or cavities in a cerebral hemisphere. The cysts or cavities are usually the remnants of destructive lesions, but are sometimes the result of abnormal development. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Porencephaly Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Porencephaly:

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


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