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Pachygyria


Other Names for this Disease

  • Broad gyri of cerebrum
  • Large gyri of cerebrum
  • Macrogyria
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of pachygyria?

Signs and symptoms of pachygyria vary among affected people and can depend on the extent of the abnormality. They often include poor muscle tone and motor function; seizures; developmental delays; intellectual disability; failure to grow and thrive; difficulties with feeding or swallowing; swelling in the extremities; and small head size (microcephaly). Most infants appear physically normal, but some conditions associated with pachygyria cause distinctive facial or skull characteristics.[1]
Last updated: 2/20/2014

References
  1. NINDS Neuronal Migration Disorders Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Web site. 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/neuronal_migration.htm. Accessed 8/18/2009.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Broad gyri of cerebrum
  • Large gyri of cerebrum
  • Macrogyria
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.