- Porencephalia symptoms
- Treatment of a porencephalia
Porencephalia — existence in a head brain of the cavities containing liquid. The last can be both single, and multiple, are more often symmetrized and are connected with ventricular system. The bubble basis usually reaches a surface of big hemispheres.
The convolutions of the brain surrounding a cavity go to it radially, in them a number of degenerative changes (reduction of quantity and size of nervous cells, their wrong arrangement) is observed.
In the presence of big cavities children perish in the first days or months of life. At patients with a single small porencephalia the delay of psychophysical development is observed, epileptic seizures, paresis and paralyzes are possible.
The true (inborn) porencephalia needs to be differentiated with a pseudoporencephalia (symptomatic porencephalias) when after the postponed inflammatory, traumatic and other diseases in a brain cysts are formed.
Unlike a true porencephalia at the same time normal development of the child prior to the beginning of a basic disease is observed.
Treatment of a porencephalia:
Effective treatment does not exist.