Pediatr Neurol 2016 Jan 28;54:39-42.e1. Epub 2015 Aug 28.
Department of Pediatrics, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan; Department of Pediatric Neurology, Takuto Rehabilitation Center for Children, Sendai, Japan. Electronic address:
Background: No population-based surveys of porencephaly, schizencephaly, and hydranencephaly have been conducted in Japan or other Asian countries. We performed a neuroepidemiologic analysis to elucidate the incidence of porencephaly, schizencephaly, and hydranencephaly in Miyagi prefecture, Japan, during 2007-2011.
Methods: We sent inquiry forms in February 2012 to three neonatal intensive care units, 25 divisions of orthopedic surgery in municipal hospitals, 33 divisions of pediatrics including one university hospital, municipal hospitals, pediatric practitioners, and institutions for physically handicapped children located in Miyagi prefecture. Read More