Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Case Report



DYKE-DAVIDOFF-MASSON SYNDROME (DDMS): A RARE PREVENTABLE CAUSE OF REFRACTORY EPILEPSY

PRADOSH KUMAR SARANGI, PRAGNYAMAYA DEBADATTA MANGARAJ, JAYASHREE MOHANTY, SASMITA PARIDA, BASANTA MANJARI SWAIN.

Abstract
Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome (DDMS), also called as cerebral hemiatrophy is a rare disease which clinically presents with contralateral spastic hemiplegia or hemiparesis, seizures, facial asymmetry, and mental retardation. The classical radiological findings include cerebral hemiatro-phy, calvarial thickening and hyperpneumatization of the frontal sinuses. This disease is a rare entity, and it classically presents in childhood. Adult presentation of DDMS is unusual and has been rarely reported in the medical literature. This case illustrates typical computed tomographic features of DDMS in a 11-year- old boy who presented with recurrent generalized seizures since childhood, left hemiparesis with mental retardation.

Key words: Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome, cerebral hemiatrophy, Sturge-Weber syndrome, epilepsy, Rasmussen encephalitis



Share this Article


Advertisement
American Journal of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons