X-linked periventricular heterotopia
Other Names for this Disease
- Bilateral periventricular nodular heterotopia
- Heterotopia familial nodular
- Heterotopia periventricular X-linked dominant
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The treatment of X-linked periventricular heterotopia is symptomatic and supportive. Seizures may be controlled through standard methods, with carbamazepine most often the drug of choice (as most seizures are focal). However, anti-epileptic drugs should be selected based on attributes such as side effects, tolerability, and efficacy. It is recommended that individuals with X-linked periventricular heterotopia undergo carotid and abdominal ultrasound surveillance studies for aortic and carotid dissection and echocardiograms to monitor valvular abnormalities.
Last updated: 12/14/2009
- Sheen VL, Bodell A & Walsh CA. X-Linked Periventricular Heterotopia. GeneReviews. June 4, 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=x-pvh. Accessed 8/7/2015.
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- The Christopher A. Walsh Laboratory is interested in the development of the cerebral cortex. Abnormal development of the cerebral cortex in humans results in epilepsy, autism, mental retardation, dyslexia, and other learning disorders, and perhaps some psychiatric conditions as well. Several of their projects are directed at trying to understand the basic biology of the cortex by studying the mutations that disturb its development. Conditions that they are currently researching include: double cortex syndrome, periventricular heterotopia, schizencephaly, perisylvian polymicrogyria and Walker Warburg syndrome. Click on the link above to access further information about this research.
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