Porencephaly: A disorder of the central nervous system involving a cyst or cavity in a cerebral hemisphere of the brain. The cysts or cavities are usually the remnants of destructive lesions, but are sometimes the result of abnormal development. The disorder can occur before or after birth. Porencephaly has a number of different causes including ab
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The occurrence of cavities in the brain substance, communicating usually with the lateral ventricles. ... Synonym: porencephalia, spelencephaly. ... Origin: G. Poros, pore, + enkephalos, brain ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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(por″en-sef´ә-le) development or presence of abnormal cysts or cavities in the brain tissue, usually communicating with a lateral ventricle; they may or may not cause symptoms. adj., porencephal´ic, porenceph´alous., adj.
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porencephaly The presence of one or more cavities within one cerebral hemisphere, usually communicating with the lateral ventricle. This may be a congenital malformation (primary porencephaly), or consequence of loclized crebral atrophy or scarring due to birth injury, infection, or trauma (secondary porencephaly).
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A rare disorder that can develop after birth or before birth as an inherited defect. Porencephaly occurs when a cyst or area filled with fluid develops in the brain. After birth, porencephaly would be caused by a stroke or some form of an infection. Common symptoms of porencephaly include delayed growth, slow development, varying degrees of paral..
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pōr′en-sef′ă-lē Definitions: 1. The occurrence of cavities in the brain substance, communicating usually with the lateral ventricles. Synonyms: porencephalia, spelencephaly
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