Subependymal (periventricular) heterotopia and polymicrogyria

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Female

MRI brain

Modality: MRI

MRI of the brain demonstrates periventricular (subependymal) grey matter heterotopia best seen bulging into the frontal horn of the right lateral ventricle. Additionally the perisylvian grey matter is thicker than normal with nodular grey-white matter junction. Incidental note is made of a cavum septum pellucidum et vergae. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates both subependymal grey matter heterotopia and polymicrogyria (a recognised association), in the context of a young woman with Turner's syndrome. 

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Case Information

rID: 16064
Case created: 14th Dec 2011
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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