Basic Summary for Cephalic disorders


Main name of condition: Cephalic disorders

What is Cephalic disorders?
  Brief description of Cephalic disorders: Various congenital brain defects
  Parent types of Cephalic disorders: Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Cephalic disorders: brain
  Types of Cephalic disorders: Neural tube defect, Anencephaly, Spina bifida
How serious is Cephalic disorders?
  Prognosis of Cephalic disorders: The degree to which damage to the developing nervous system harms the mind and body varies enormously. Many disabilities are mild enough to allow those afflicted to eventually function independently in society. Others are not. Some infants, children, and adults die; others remain totally disabled; and an even larger population is partially disabled, functioning well below normal capacity. 1
What causes Cephalic disorders?
  Causes of Cephalic disorders: Most cephalic disorders are caused by a disturbance that occurs very early in the development of the fetal nervous system. 1
  Class of Condition for Cephalic disorders: congenital.defect
  Causes of Cephalic disorders: see causes of Cephalic disorders
  Risk factors for Cephalic disorders: see risk factors for Cephalic disorders
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Cephalic disorders: see treatments for Cephalic disorders
  Prevention of Cephalic disorders: see prevention of Cephalic disorders
  Research for Cephalic disorders: see research for Cephalic disorders

1. excerpt from NINDS Cephalic Disorders Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 4, 2003

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