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How rare is the disorder pachygyria?

How rare is the disorder pachygyria?

Very rare disease: Affects less than 200, 000 people in the entire U.S. Population. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pachygyria (Definition)

Pachygyria is a clinical finding seen on brain imaging in which the individual is born with abnormally thick brain folds. This leads to developmental delays and other neurological ...Read more


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What can you tell me about pachygyria?

Pachygyria: Pachygyria is a description of the brain where an abnormal anatomical finding of enlarged gyri of the brain. The gyri are the normal foldings of the brain and if enlarged it usually means an abnormality in the brain. Commonly association with this finding can be development delays. ...Read more

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Does anyone treat a child with pachygyria?

Does anyone treat a child with pachygyria?

Yes.: This is a congenital malformation of the cerebral hemisphere and is associated with developmental delays and seizures/epilepsy. Pediatric neurologists are the experts in treating/supporting these individuals. It is attributed to a neuronal migration disorder. Go to the "cortical foundation" for support. ...Read more

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My son has pachygyria. What does that mean?

Pachygyria: This term, also called mild lissencephaly, refers to the surface appearance of the brain. Instead of having lots of ridges and grooves, the gyri are flattened. This can occur alone, or in association with other medical problems with varying degrees of developmental delay. Treatment is supportive (occupational and/or physical therapies, medications, feeding programs, etc.). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can children with the rare disorder pachygyria be cured?

How can children with the rare disorder pachygyria be cured?

They aren't: This is a condition where the signals for neuronal development were not followed correctly and resulted in abnormal brain formation.This results in profound developmental impairment and intellectual difficulties. Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has pachygyria anyone with info.?

Pachygyria: If your son has been diagnosed with pachygyria the medical doctor that can most likely give more information would be a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Where can I find pictures, information on pachygyria?

Cortical Foundation: Go to the website "cortical foundation" dedicated to providing services to support, educate. Advocate and improve awareness of cortical malformations. (www.Corticalfoundation.Com). ...Read more

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How can I find pictures and information on pachygyria?

Pachygryiea: Pachygyria is a malformation of the brain typically present at birth - you can go to any of the major search engines and put in the search word and this will come up. ...Read more

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What is the pachygyria patient life span?

Pachygyria: Pachygyria is a term used to describe thick or fat gyria of the brain. I am not sure anyone has determined life span in these patients, while i would suspect it is shorter than normal but not by much. Children with this disorder do have seizures and this can sometimes shorten life span. ...Read more