Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria
Other Names for this Disease
- Perisylvian syndrome
- Polymicrogyria, bilateral perisylvian
- Congenital bilateral perisylvian syndrome
- Perisylvian syndrome, congenital bilateral
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seizures. In most cases, mild to severe intellectual disability is also present. While the exact cause of BPP is not fully understood, it is thought to be due to improper brain development during embryonic growth. Most cases of BPP occur sporadically in people with no family history of the disorder; however, more than one family member may rarely be affected by the condition. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria (BPP) is a rare neurological disorder that affects the cerebral cortex (the outer surface of the brain). Signs and symptoms include partial paralysis of muscles on both sides of the face, tongue, jaws, and throat; difficulties in speaking, chewing, and swallowing; and/or
Last updated: 6/7/2015
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- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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