Schizencephaly

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Patient with a long history of seizures.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
MRI

MRI Brain

There is a cerebral malformation characterized by a left frontoparietal cleft filled with CSF and communicating the left lateral ventricle to the cortical surface. This cleft is lined by polymicrogyria. Right-sided polymicrogyria is also seen extending to the lateral ventricle whereas small ventricular outpouching is seen, suggesting right sided closed lip schizencephaly. There is also the absence of the septum pellucidum. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a left-sided open lip schizencephaly, bilateral polymicrogyria (probably closed-lip schizencephaly on the right) associated with the absence of the septum pellucidum. These cerebral malformations are commonly associated. 

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Case information

rID: 40200
Published: 12th Oct 2015
Last edited: 10th May 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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