January 2009
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1741
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "perencephaly," which refers to porencephalia, is presented.


Related Articles

  • Astrocytic Tumor.  // Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer;2001, p78 

    A definition of the term "astrocytic tumor," which are tumors comprising a wide range of neoplasms that differ in their location within the central nervous system, in their age and gender distribution is presented. They also differ in their growth potential and their extent of invasiveness and...

  • anergasia.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p120 

    A definition of the term "anergasia" is presented, referring to functional inactivity or an organic psychosis caused by a structural lesion of the central nervous system.

  • Chemical meningitis due to rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst. Hadden, David; Allen, Ingrid // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Dec2004, Vol. 97 Issue 12, p585 

    The article presents the case of a roofing worker who suffered from chemical meningitis due to rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst in Great Britain. The patient's medical history revealed that he previously had craniopharyngioma when he was then 20 years old but was removed. Several years later,...

  • Intracranial dermoid cysts: variations of radiological and clinical features. Orakcioglu, B.; Halatsch, M.-E.; Fortunati, M.; Unterberg, A.; Yonekawa, Y. // Acta Neurochirurgica;Dec2008, Vol. 150 Issue 12, p1227 

    Intracranial dermoid cysts are uncommon, and their clinical features as well as surgical management differ from patient to patient. Dermoids are generally benign lesions, but may cause spontaneous complications such as meningitis and/or hydrocephalus due to rupture and epileptic seizures...

  • Recurrent cytogenetic aberrations in central neurocytomas and their biological relevance. Korshunov, Andrey; Sycheva, Regina; Golanov, Andrey // Acta Neuropathologica;Mar2007, Vol. 113 Issue 3, p303 

    Central neurocytomas are rare central nervous system neoplasms. Since the first description, approximately 500 cases of these tumors have been published to date. Nevertheless, only a limited number of genetic studies on these tumors have been reported. Here we investigated 20...

  • A Giant Intramedullary Spinal Epidermoid Cyst of the Cervicothoracic Region. Ã‡ataltepe, Oguz; Berker, Mustafa; Akalan, Nejat // Pediatric Neurosurgery;May/Jun2004, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p120 

    Intramedullary epidermoid cysts of the spinal cord are rare lesions. The authors report a case of giant intramedullary epidermoid cyst at the cervicothoracic region. A 6-year-old boy presented with motor and sensory loss related to a spinal intramedullary epidermoid cyst. Almost all cyst content...

  • dysbasia.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p703 

    A definition of the medical term "dysbasia," which refers to difficulty in walking, especially when caused by disease of the brain or the spinal cord, is presented.

  • prion.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1893 

    A definition of the medical term "prion," which refers to a small proteinaceous infectious particle thought to be the cause of central nervous system diseases, is presented.

  • Answer to Case of the Month #133 A typical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour. Chan, Ian; Marshall, Geoffrey B.; Abou-Reslan, Walid; Morrish, Will // Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal;Jun2008, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p144 

    The article presents a case study of a 14-month-old boy with a 2-week history of vomiting, lethargy and new onset generalized seizures. Diagnosis is Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumour (AT/RT). AT/RT of the central nervous system (CNS), formerly known as malignant rhabdoid tumour, is an uncommon...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics