porencephalic cyst


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Related to porencephalic cyst: Schizencephaly

porencephalic cyst

An anomalous cavity of the brain that communicates with the ventricular system.
See also: cyst
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The actual MRI (11/17/2009) confirmed clear evidence for an ischemic stroke with a circumscribed porencephalic cyst and minor gliosis in the left periventricular and central white matter with no evidence for residuals of cerebral hemorrhage (hemosiderin) (Figures 4(a), 4(b), 4(c), and 4(d)).
Schizencephaly can be differentiated from porencephaly on MRI by the fact that porencephalic cysts are lined with white matter.