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Pachygyria


Other Names for this Disease

  • Broad gyri of cerebrum
  • Large gyri of cerebrum
  • Macrogyria
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Treatment

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How might pachygyria be treated?

Because the symptoms of the condition vary from person to person, treatment is symptomatic, and may include anti-seizure medication, such as Trileptal, and special or supplemental education consisting of physical, occupational, and speech therapies.[1][2]
Last updated: 2/20/2014

References
  1. 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.
  2. Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging, 4th ed.. 2001;


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
  • The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) provides access to reports, data, and analyses of research activities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including information on NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. Although these projects may not conduct studies on humans, you may want to contact the investigators to learn more. To search for studies, click on the link and enter the disease name in the "Terms Search" box. Then click "Submit Query".
Other Names for this Disease
  • Broad gyri of cerebrum
  • Large gyri of cerebrum
  • Macrogyria
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.