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A Case of Hydranencephaly.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(12):1752-1756.
Published online December 31, 1989.
A Case of Hydranencephaly.
Min Cheol Kim, Moon Ja Park, Kong Sik Kim, Kyeong Rae Moon, Yeong Bong Park
Department of pediatrics, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea
무뇌 수두증 1례
김민철, 박문자, 김공식, 문경래, 박영봉
조선대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 29 May 1989   • Accepted: 14 August 1989
Hydranencephaly is congenital absence of the cerebral hemispheres, which are replaced by a large, fluid-filled cavity. The brain stem and basal ganglia are well formed, and rudients of frontal & occipital cortex may be present. We experienced a cases of hydranencephaly in a 6 month-old male infant who had not haven visual following and head control. We diagnosed it through the evaluation of clinical features, skull transillumination and brain CT. A brief review of the related literatures was made.
Key Words: Hydranencephaly

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