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AGYRIA PACHYGYRIA POLYMICROGYRIA: WHAT IS AGYRIA PACHYGYRIA POLYMICROGYRIA?

Read about agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria medical facts: what is the definition of agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria, diagnosis, etiology, clinical features, and related agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria diseases.

Definition: What is "Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria"?

AGYRIA PACHYGYRIA POLYMICROGYRIA

Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria is an abnormal development of the human brain distinguished by a huge amount of small folds or concolutions (gyri) on the exterior of the brain. The entire surface or other parts of the brain may be involved.

Diagnosis

Because of the increased utilization of imaging methods like MRI & CT makes Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria to be more widely diagnosed. Although, Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria is usually misdiagnosed as pachygyria or lissencephaly including expert radiologists for the reason that the differences of this diseases are difficult to spot on an MRI or CT scan.

Etiology

The causes of Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria are hereditary, due to virus or nutritional deficiencies during gestation.

Clinical Features

Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria is not a disease in itself & it is just descriptive or explanatory neither it explains the initial etiology or reason of the abnormality of the brain. Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria may just be a small part of a syndrome of abnormalities in development for the reason that children who are born with Agyria pachygyria polymicrogyria may experience a wide range of other complications which includes the following: global developmental incapabilities, mild to acute mental retardation, motor malfunctions including speech & swallowing complications, respiratory complications & seizures/fits.

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