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Other Names for this Disease
- Broad gyri of cerebrum
- Large gyri of cerebrum
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Signs and symptoms of pachygyria vary among affected people and can depend on the extent of the abnormality. They often include poor muscle tone and motor function; seizures; developmental delays; intellectual disability; failure to grow and thrive; difficulties with feeding or swallowing; swelling in the extremities; and small head size (microcephaly). Most infants appear physically normal, but some conditions associated with pachygyria cause distinctive facial or skull characteristics.
Last updated: 2/20/2014
- NINDS Neuronal Migration Disorders Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Web site. 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/neuronal_migration.htm. Accessed 8/18/2009.