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Diseases

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Pontine tegmental cap dysplasia


Other Names for this Disease
  • PTCD
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Prognosis

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What is the long-term outlook for pontine tegmental cap dysplasia?

The long-term outlook (prognosis) of pontine tegmental cap dysplasia (PTCD) varies. Language disorders are a constant feature in PTCD and may result in a range of symptoms including complete absence of verbal language, sign language only, and understandable speech with moderate to severe problems in both being able to understand and to express oneself. The neurological outcome of PTCD is also variable, ranging from severe intellectual disability to normal intelligence.[1]
Last updated: 5/24/2016

References
  1. Briguglio M, Pinelli L, Giordano L, et al. Pontine tegmental cap dysplasia: developmental and cognitive outcome in three adolescent patients. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2011; 6:36. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21651769.


Other Names for this Disease
  • PTCD
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