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Babu V, Subependymal heterotopia. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 10 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-48648
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New onset of three episodes of partial seizures with secondary generalization.
Age: 20 years
From the case: Subependymal heterotopia
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- asymmetry and reduction in volume of right parieto occipital cortex giving a pseudo left hemimegalencephaly appearance.
- irregular wavy margins of body of right lateral ventricle.
- subependymal grey matter seen lining parallel to the right peritrigonal region with subtle thin linear bands communicating with cortical grey matter (superior temporal gyrus).
- no pachygyria agyria complex.
- megacisterna magna.
Subependymal heterotopias present late in females and usually in the form of new onset partial seizures. Unlike their male counterparts who usually have associated cardiovascular defects and present much early at birth, females present later on in adolescence.
The accompaniment of megacisterna magna has an association with X linked inheritance.