Hydranencephaly

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi

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Microcephaly

Patient Data

Age: 1 month
Gender: Male
CT

Almost complete destruction of bilateral cerebral hemispheres transformed into membranous sac containing CSF.

​The falx is present. Islands of residual brain tissue are seen at the along the falx.

Bilateral thalami, parts of bilateral basal ganglia and posterior fossa are preserved.

Case Discussion

Hydranencephaly is a congenital anomaly characterized by destruction of the cerebral hemispheres.

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Case information

rID: 52851
Case created: 22nd Apr 2017
Last edited: 31st May 2017
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