Case Report

Hydranencephaly first case in our hospital

Renan Baqueiro Canto1, Guillermo Padrón Arredondo2
1Department of Radiology, General Hospital of Playa Del Carmen, Q. Roo. México.
2Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Playa Del Carmen, Q. Roo. México

Worldwide Medicine 2019; 1(2): 29-32 | DOI: 10.5455/ww.302644214      PDF


Several types of encephalo-dysplasias have been described associated with cystic formations. Thurnbull in 1904 described a case under the term of cystic aplasia where both parietal lobes were involved. In 1950 Hamby, Krauss and Beswick reported 7 children with dysplasia using the term hydranencephaly as it is now known, in such patients the cerebral hemispheres were completely or almost completely absent and their place was occupied by cerebrospinal fluid. Male term newborn patient obtained by cesarean section with Apgar, Silverman and normal somatometry of a 23-year-old HIV-bearing mother without prenatal control who was identified at birth as obstetric ultrasound as hydranencephaly vs severe obstructive ventriculomegaly. Ultrasound and tomography check the diagnosis. The patient dies 7 days after his birth.

Keywords: Hydranencephaly; Carotid arteries, Prenatal diagnosis; Postnatal diagnosis