Open lip schizencephaly

Case contributed by Dr Hidayatullah Hamidi


Developmental delay and seizures

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Female

Grey matter lined CSF cleft extending from the right lateral ventricle to the right frontotemporal cortex. The septum pellucidum cannot be seen.

Case Discussion

Open lip schizencephaly is commonly bilateral, however, in this case it appears unilateral. Closed lip clefts can be hard to identify on CT and MRI is recommended. 

As the cleft walls are separately seen the cleft is filled with CSF, so it is categorized as open lip schizencephaly.

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Case information

rID: 60103
Published: 9th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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