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Disease definition

Porencephaly is characterized by a circumscribed intracerebral cavity of variable size that may be bordered by abnormal polymicrogyric grey matter. In extreme cases, this cavity may result in a communication between the pial surface and the ventricle; this is termed schizencephaly.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: Q04.6
  • OMIM: 175780  614483
  • UMLS: C0302892
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 7430
  • MedDRA: 10036172

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