Porencephalic cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

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Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Corpus callosum is hypoplastic. Colpocephaly is seen. Cystic lesion (70*80 mm) that follows CSF signal on all pulse sequences at left hemicrania communicates with the ventricle and brain parenchyma.

Case Discussion

The communication between the subarachnoid space and cerebral ventricles as a fluid-filled cavity in the neonatal brain is named as porencephaly. Ischemic infarcts or brain necrosis in the prenatal period or after delivery are thought to be common causes. 

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Case information

rID: 69773
Published: 19th Aug 2019
Last edited: 21st Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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