Multicystic encephalomalacia

Multicystic encephalomalacia (MCE) corresponds to a variant of encephalomalacia commonly seen in neonates in which numerous loculated lacy pseudocysts within the white matter and cortex are present as a result of an extensive brain insult. 

It is a common feature observed in the neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy in a term neonate.

See also: patterns of neonatal hypoxic–ischaemic brain injury

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rID: 36635
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Multicystic encephalomalacia (MCE)
  • Multi-cystic encephalomalacia

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