446 results match your criteria Schizencephaly Imaging
Pediatr Neurol 2018 Oct 8;87:23-29. Epub 2018 Aug 8.
Pediatric Oncology Institute/GRAACC, Department of Pediatrics, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Background: Schizencephaly is a rare congenital cerebral malformation associated with serious neurological manifestations. The number of studies regarding schizencephaly is limited.
Methods: We conducted a literature review and extracted data from the case reports. Read More
Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2018 Sep 11. Epub 2018 Sep 11.
Departments of Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Radiology, University Hospital Southampton, United Kingdom; Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
Fetal stroke is an important cause of cerebral palsy but is difficult to diagnose unless imaging is undertaken in pregnancies at risk because of known maternal or fetal disorders. Fetal ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging may show haemorrhage or ischaemic lesions including multicystic encephalomalacia and focal porencephaly. Serial imaging has shown the development of malformations including schizencephaly and polymicrogyra after ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke. Read More
Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2018 Dec 25;175:106-107. Epub 2018 Oct 25.
Department of Neurology, Kyung Hee University Hospital, 23, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, 02447 Seoul, Republic of Korea; Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, 23, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, 02447 Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR.
Objectives: To evaluate Sylvian fissure development by assessing Sylvian fissure angles in cases with malformations of cortical development (MCD).
Methods: This was a retrospective study of 22 cases of MCD. 7/22 cases had extracranial abnormalities such as cardiac, renal, gastrointestinal and/or digital anomalies, and 5/22 had minor abnormalities such as micrognathia, lowset ear and single umbilical artery. Read More
Eur J Med Genet 2018 Dec 11;61(12):765-772. Epub 2018 Oct 11.
Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité University, Imagine Institute, Paris, France; Laboratory of Embryology and Genetics of Congenital Malformations, INSERM UMR 1163, Imagine Institute, Paris, France; Pediatric Neurology, APHP- Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France; National Rare Disease Center- Centre de Référence "Déficiences Intellectuelles de Causes Rares", AP-HP, Necker Enfants Malades, 75015, Paris, France. Electronic address:
Mutations in COL4A1 have been reported in schizencephaly and porencephaly combined with microbleeds or calcifications, often associated with ocular and renal abnormalities, myopathy, elevated creatine kinase levels and haemolytic anaemia. In this study, we aimed to clarify the phenotypic spectrum of COL4A1/A2 mutations in the context of cortical malformations that include schizencephaly, polymicrogyria and/or heterotopia.
Methods: We screened for COL4A1/A2 mutations in 9 patients with schizencephaly and/or polymicrogyria suspected to be caused by vascular disruption and leading to a cerebral haemorrhagic ischaemic event. Read More
J Neurosci Rural Pract 2018 Jul-Sep;9(3):404-405
Department of Medicine - Division of Neurology, St. George Hospital University Medical Center, University of Balamand, Lebanon.
Neuroradiology 2018 Sep 19;60(9):945-960. Epub 2018 Jul 19.
Academic Unit of Radiology, University of Sheffield, Floor C, Glossop Road, Sheffield, England, S10 2JF, UK.
Purpose: In this paper, I will report the range of appearances of schizencephaly in children and fetuses by reviewing a 10-year experience from a single centre and detail classification systems for the different forms of schizencephaly. This will lead to re-assessment of possible aetiological and mechanistic causes of schizencephaly.
Methods: All cases of pediatric and fetal schizencephaly were located on the local database between 2007 and 2016 inclusive. Read More
Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med 2018 Jul 31. Epub 2018 Jul 31.
Pole of anesthesia resuscitation and emergencies, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknès, Morocco.
Schizencephaly is an anomaly of the subtotal brain development, which occurs as the presence of a cleft lined with grey matter extending from subarachnoid space to the ventricles. It may be manifested by psychomotor retardation, paresis or partial seizures and drug-resistant convulsions. The clinical expression of schizencephaly depends on the bilaterality of the slit, its size and its seat. Read More
Clin EEG Neurosci 2018 Jun 1:1550059418781119. Epub 2018 Jun 1.
1 National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Topolová 748, Czech Republic.
Objectives: Although schizencephaly belongs to the class of neurodevelopmental disorders, which are a well-known predisposing factor for psychosis, there is a lack of relevant studies and diagnostic guidelines on this relationship.
Method: A case report of first-episode psychosis with persistent negative symptoms associated with schizencephaly is described and compared with 7 other cases found in the literature.
Results: We found perinatal pathology, cognitive deficit, and EEG abnormality in a patient with atypical initial symptoms of psychosis such as olfactory hallucinations. Read More
Radiologe 2018 Jul;58(7):653-658
Universitätsklinik für Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin, Klinische Abteilung für Neuroradiologie und Muskuloskeletale Radiologie, Medizinische Universität Wien, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090, Wien, Österreich.
Disorders of migration and gyration are a versatile group of pathologies that may cause epilepsy and/or neurodevelopmental delay. With the recent improvement of imaging methods, it is possible to detect these pathologies, not only on postnatal MRI but also in utero using fetal MRI. The use of MRI together with genetic tests and knowledge of the classification of these malformations makes early diagnosis possible. Read More
Hum Genome Var 2018 24;5. Epub 2018 Apr 24.
1Division of Medical Genetics, Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan.
Porencephaly and schizencephaly are congenital brain disorders that can be caused by mutations, though the underlying mechanism and developmental processes are poorly understood. Here, we report a patient with schizencephaly, detected by fetal ultrasonography and fetal magnetic resonance imaging, with a de novo novel mutation in (c.2645_2646delinsAA, p. Read More
Clin Neuroradiol 2018 Apr 16. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota Medical Center, MMC 292, B‑212 Mayo, 420 DelawareStreet SE, 55455, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Purpose: Septo-optic dysplasia is a congenital disorder consisting of optic nerve hypoplasia and absent septum pellucidum. While associated anomalies have been described, olfactory sulcus and bulb-tract hypoplasia have been scantily reported and was the focus of this study.
Methods: The picture archival and communications system and radiology information system (PACS-RIS) was searched over 15 years for patients with suspected septo-optic dysplasia (n = 41) and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More
Yonago Acta Med 2017 Dec 5;60(4):241-245. Epub 2018 Feb 5.
Division of Reproductive-Perinatal Medicine and Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine, Yonago 683-8503, Japan.
Schizencephaly and porencephaly are extremely rare types of cortical dysplasia. Case 1: Prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed wide clefts in the frontal and parietal lobes bilaterally. On postnatal day 3, MRI T2-weighted images showed multiple hypointensities in the clefts and ventricular walls, suggestive of hemosiderosis secondary to intracranial hemorrhage. Read More
Pediatr Neonatol 2018 Dec 6;59(6):573-580. Epub 2018 Jan 6.
Division of Neuroradiology, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical, and neuroimaging features, outcomes, and other associated systemic disorders in children with schizencephaly at a single medical center in Taiwan.
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and magnetic resonance images (MRI) of children with schizencephaly between January 2000 and December 2014. The MRI findings of schizencephaly were recorded along with the presence of associated cerebral disorders. Read More
Radiol Technol 2018 Jan;89(3):279-295
Enhanced understanding of brain development has led to increased awareness of the links between disorders of neuronal migration and seizure disorders. A significant number of patients with intractable epilepsy have cortical malformations that originated during neuronal migration. Magnetic resonance imaging plays a primary role in the diagnosis and classification of neuronal migration disorders. Read More
Neurology 2018 Jan 27;90(5):232-234. Epub 2017 Dec 27.
From Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics (R.K.), Kansas City, MO; and The Hospital for Sick Children (P.K., K.A., S.B., S.M., M.M., N.D.), Toronto, Canada.
Ann Neurol 2017 Nov 11;82(5):781-794. Epub 2017 Nov 11.
Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy (CRAN), University of Lorraine, CNRS, UMR 7039, Vandoeuvre, France.
Objective: We aimed to (1) assess the concordance between various polymicrogyria (PMG) types and the associated epileptogenic zone (EZ), as defined by stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), and (2) determine the postsurgical seizure outcome in PMG-related drug-resistant epilepsy.
Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 58 cases: 49 had SEEG and 39 corticectomy or hemispherotomy.
Results: Mean age at SEEG or surgery was 28. Read More
Korean J Pediatr 2017 Sep 21;60(9):282-289. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
Korea Clinical Laboratory, Molecular Diagnostics Team, Seoul, Korea.
Purpose: Recent advancements in molecular techniques have greatly contributed to the discovery of genetic causes of unexplained developmental delay. Here, we describe the results of array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and the clinical features of 27 patients with global developmental delay.
Methods: We included 27 children who fulfilled the following criteria: Korean children under 6 years with global developmental delay; children who had at least one or more physical or neurological problem other than global developmental delay; and patients in whom both array CGH and G-banded karyotyping tests were performed. Read More
Radiol Case Rep 2017 Sep 27;12(3):602-605. Epub 2017 May 27.
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3026, USA.
The coexistence of band heterotopia and polymicrogyria is extremely rare though it has been reported in the presence of corpus callosum anomalies and megalencephaly. We present prenatal and postnatal MRI findings of a rare case of diffuse cortical malformation characterized by polymicrogyria and band heterotopia. Agenesis of the corpus callosum and megalencephaly were also noted. Read More
J Neurol Sci 2017 Jul 10;378:167-169. Epub 2017 May 10.
C2S Laboratory (EA 6291), University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France; Department of Adult Psychiatry, Robert Debré Hospital, Reims University Hospital, Reims, France.
Pediatr Neurol 2017 Jun 8;71:29-34. Epub 2017 Feb 8.
Department of Biotechnology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India.
Purpose: Anterior encephaloceles are rare malformations that are frequently associated with other brain anomalies. This study evaluates the growth and psychological development of children following encephalocele repair.
Materials & Methods: Growth and psychological assessment was done in 24 children with only encephalocele (group I); nine children with encephalocele and hydrocephalus (group II); seven children with encephalocele, hydrocephalus, and secondary malformations (group III); and 40 apparently healthy control subjects. Read More
J Child Neurol 2017 08 8;32(9):797-803. Epub 2017 May 8.
2 Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and radiologic characteristics of 17 individuals with septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) and attempted to identify correlations between imaging findings, clinical features, and neurodevelopmental outcome. Surprisingly, only 1 (6%) individual was classified as classic SOD (with septum pellucidum/corpus callosum dysgenesis), 3 (18%) as SOD-like (with normal septum pellucidum/corpus callosum) and the majority, 13 (76%), as SOD-plus (with cortical brain malformation). Cortical abnormalities included schizencephaly, polymicrogyria, and gray matter heterotopias. Read More
J Neuroimaging 2017 05 29;27(3):292-299. Epub 2017 Mar 29.
Department of Neurology, Epilepsy Section, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO.
Background And Purpose: MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT) is an increasingly popular neuroablative method for the surgical treatment of epilepsy patients. This article intends to demonstrate the utility and pitfalls of imaging in the context of patient care with MRgLITT.
Material And Methods: A retrospective review of the medical records and imaging database with six illustrative cases selected to demonstrate the use of imaging throughout patient management with MRgLITT in diverse clinical situations and pathologies. Read More
Emerg Infect Dis 2017 06 15;23(6):982-984. Epub 2017 Jun 15.
We report the results of pathologic examinations of 2 fetuses from women in Colombia with Zika virus infection during pregnancy that revealed severe central nervous system defects and potential associated abnormalities of the eye, spleen, and placenta. Amniotic fluid and tissues from multiple fetal organs tested positive for Zika virus. Read More
Neuropediatrics 2017 Apr 23;48(2):119-122. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
Department of Pediatrics, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
Eating epilepsy (EE) is a rare form of reflex epilepsy in which seizures are induced by eating. It is known that most patients with eating seizures, in fact, suffer from symptomatic temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), whereas only a few patients with epileptic spasms induced by eating (E-ES) have been reported. The patient was an 8-year-old girl whose magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head detected dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, cerebellar hypogenesis, marked cerebral asymmetry, broad polymicrogyria, periventricular heterotopia, and closed lip-type schizencephaly. Read More
Neurology 2017 01;88(2):e24-e25
From the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine (L.B., A.K., A.Z., W.D.G.) and the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology (J.G.M.), Children's National Health System, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Eur J Med Genet 2017 Mar 23;60(3):169-171. Epub 2016 Dec 23.
Department of Pediatrics, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu-City, Oita, Japan. Electronic address:
Patients with COL4A1 mutation-related disorders demonstrate a variety of disease phenotypes, which caused by small-vessel dysfunction in the brain, eyes, kidney, muscle, or heart. The involvement of organs mainly depends on the expression of the COL4A1 gene. Complication or dysfunction of the alveolar tissue has not been reported in the literature on COL4A1 mutation-related disorders. Read More
Iran J Pediatr 2016 Aug 6;26(4):e4589. Epub 2016 Jun 6.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran.
Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gradually becoming more common for thorough visualization of the fetus than ultrasound (US), especially for neurological anomalies, which are the most common indications for fetal MRI and are a matter of concern for both families and society.
Objectives: We investigated fetal MRIs carried out in our center for frequency of central nervous system anomalies. This is the first such report in southern Iran. Read More
J Emerg Med 2017 Mar 8;52(3):e81-e82. Epub 2016 Oct 8.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health, Staten Island, New York.
Childs Nerv Syst 2017 Feb 4;33(2):363-367. Epub 2016 Oct 4.
Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan.
Background: Parietal atretic cephalocele (AC) and its associated intracranial venous anomalies, such as vertical embryonic positioning of the straight sinus (VEP of SS), have, in previous reports, been exclusively restricted to the midline.
Clinical Presentation: We report a patient with lateralized parietal AC on the right side. The AC was in the shape of a tadpole, with a large head and a long tail, extending to the proximity of the right external canthus, where a lacrimal gland fistula was observed. Read More
J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Jul 1;10(7):TD01-2. Epub 2016 Jul 1.
Specialist Grade I, Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post Graduate Institute , Puducherry, India .
Cortical 'clefts' (schizencephaly) and cortical 'bumps' (polymicrogyria) are malformations arising due to defects in postmigrational development of neurons. They are frequently encountered together, with schizencephalic clefts being lined by polymicrogyria. We present the case of an eight-year-old boy who presented with seizures. Read More
J Pediatr Neurosci 2016 Apr-Jun;11(2):128-30
Department of Neurosurgery, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Schizencephaly is an extremely rare developmental birth defect characterized by abnormal slits or clefts in the cerebral hemispheres extending from the lateral ventricle to the cerebral cortex. The margins of the cleft are lined with heterotropic, dysplastic gray matter. The causes of schizencephaly are heterogeneous and include teratogens, prenatal infarction/infections, maternal trauma, or EMX2 mutations. Read More
Pediatr Neurol 2016 10 10;63:23-38. Epub 2016 May 10.
Department of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
After sagittal division of the prosencephalon at 4.5 weeks of gestation, the early fetal cerebral hemisphere bends or rotates posteroventrally from seven weeks of gestation. The posterior pole of the telencephalon thus becomes not the occipital but the temporal lobe as the telencephalic flexure forms the operculum and finally the lateral cerebral or Sylvian fissure. Read More
Epilepsy Behav Case Rep 2016 11;6:30-2. Epub 2016 Feb 11.
Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Japan.
Purpose: To perform an epilepsy surgery on a patient with drug resistant epilepsy secondary to bilateral brain malformation. The patient was a 2-year 9-month-old boy who had congenital bilateral multiple abnormalities. He developed a complex partial seizure at 9 months old. Read More
Brain Dev 2017 Jan 9;39(1):23-39. Epub 2016 Jul 9.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada; Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:
Objective: To characterise the early tissue changes of post encephaloclastic polymicrogyria in the human fetus.
Methods: We identified and reviewed the clinical histories and autopsy pathology of post ischemic fetal cerebral cortical injury at less than 30weeks gestational age (GA). The histology of local cortical abnormalities was examined with neuronal, glial, microglial and vascular immunohistochemical markers. Read More
Acta Neurol Belg 2017 03 27;117(1):403-404. Epub 2016 May 27.
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA.
Neurol India 2016 May-Jun;64(3):579-81
Department of Neurophysiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.
Niger Postgrad Med J 2016 Jan-Mar;23(1):38-40
Department of Radiology, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Schizencephaly is a congenital condition characterized by cerebrospinal fluid-filled clefts that extend from the pia surface of the cerebral hemisphere to the ependymal surface of the ventricle. Magnetic resonance imaging is the modality of choice for its diagnosis. Very few cases have been described in the literature in this environment. Read More
World Neurosurg 2016 Jun 25;90:708.e5-708.e9. Epub 2016 Mar 25.
Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurosciences Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Electronic address:
Background: Scalp arteriovenous malformations (sAVMs) are well-described congenital abnormalities for which co-occurrence with other vascular pathologies significantly alters management strategies. The authors describe a case in which congenital sAVM was found with concomitant intracranial, flow-dependent vascular malformation and schizencephalic developmental anomaly.
Case Description: A 21-year-old man presented with a right-sided bruit and an enlarging palpable, pulsatile scalp mass. Read More
Neurol Sci 2016 Jul 10;37(7):1079-88. Epub 2016 Mar 10.
Department of Neurosurgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, 87 Xiangya Road, Changsha, 410008, Hunan, People's Republic of China.
Schizencephaly is a rare malformation of cortical development resulting from cell migration defects that occur unilaterally or bilaterally. The type of the schizencephalic cleft can be open lip or closed lip. Patients suffering from refractory seizures secondary to schizencephaly should be considered for surgical treatment. Read More
Case Rep Ophthalmol 2016 Jan-Apr;7(1):16-20. Epub 2016 Jan 8.
Ophthalmology Department, Leiria Hospital Center, Leiria, Portugal.
Purpose: To report a case of a 56-year-old male with right homonymous hemianopia.
Methods: Retrospective descriptive study of a case report based on information from clinical records, patient observation and analysis of complementary diagnostic tests.
Results: An asymptomatic 56-year-old male presented to our hospital for a routine ophthalmic examination. Read More
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2016 Apr 16;106(4):304-7. Epub 2016 Feb 16.
Department of Human Genetics, Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.
Background: A clinical case is described of growth retardation, severe developmental delay, facial dysmorphic features with microcephaly, as well as congenital cataract, schizencephaly, periventricular calcifications, and epilepsy.
Methods: TORCH infection was suspected, but all tests for toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex virus were negative for the child and her mother; however, an increased level of antibodies against parvovirus B19 was detected in the proband.
Results: Chromosomal analysis and array-CGH showed no aberration. Read More
Neurobiol Dis 2016 May 10;89:157-68. Epub 2016 Feb 10.
Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA; Neuroscience Program, Tufts Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA.
Developmental cortical malformations (DCMs) are linked with severe epilepsy and are caused by both genetic and environmental insults. DCMs include several neurological diseases, such as focal cortical dysplasia, polymicrogyria, schizencephaly, and others. Human studies have implicated astrocyte reactivity and dysfunction in the pathophysiology of DCMs, but their specific role is unknown. Read More
Seizure 2016 Feb 15;35:88-92. Epub 2016 Jan 15.
Department of Neurology, Hospital de Pediatría "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan", Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Objective: We analyzed the electroclinical features, etiology, treatment, and outcome of 12 patients with West syndrome (WS) associated with focal hypsarrhythmia (FH).
Methods: Between February 2005 and July 2013, 12 patients met the electroclinical diagnostic criteria of WS associated with FH. Hypsarrhythmia was considered to be focal when two or three brain lobes were involved. Read More
Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2015 Dec;54(6):797-8
Department of Medical Research, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Bioengineering, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Epilepsia 2016 Jan 9;57(1):151-61. Epub 2015 Dec 9.
Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, University of California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Objective: Polymicrogyria (PMG) is a malformation of cortical development characterized by formation of an excessive number of small gyri. Sixty percent to 85% of patients with PMG have epilepsy that is refractory to medication, but surgical options are usually limited. We characterize a cohort of patient with polymicrogyria who underwent epilepsy surgery and document seizure outcomes. Read More
J Med Ultrason (2001) 2015 Jul 18;42(3):445-6. Epub 2015 Jan 18.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan.
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