Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Hydranencephaly


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About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Hydranencephaly, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Hydranencephaly. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Hydranencephaly. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Underlying conditions discussion: Hydranencephaly is considered to be an extreme form of porencephaly (a rare disorder characterized by a cyst or cavity in the cerebral hemispheres) and may be caused by vascular infections or traumatic disorders after the 12th week of pregnancy. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Hydranencephaly Information Page: NINDS

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