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Hydranencephaly


Other Names for this Disease

  • Hydroanencephaly
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How might hydranencephaly be treated?

Unfortunately, there is no definitive treatment for hydranencephaly. Management of the condition typically focuses on the specific signs and symptoms present in the affected individual and is mostly supportive. Hydrocephalus (the buildup of too much cerebral spinal fluid in the brain) may be treated with a shunt (a surgically implanted tube that helps to drain fluid from the brain).[1][2]
Last updated: 4/11/2012

References
  1. NINDS Hydranencephaly Information Page. NINDS. February 13, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/hydranencephaly/hydranencephaly.htm. Accessed 4/11/2012.
  2. Hydranencephaly. NORD. August 7, 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/369/viewAbstract. Accessed 4/11/2012.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hydroanencephaly
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