softening of the brain

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softening of the brain

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(Pathology) an abnormal softening of the tissues of the cerebrum characterized by various degrees of mental impairment
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Encephalomalacia, also named as cerebral softening, is an area of focal brain damage that is most commonly seen in areas with insufficient blood supply.
Anomalies of the circle of Willis in relation to cerebral softening. Arch Pathol 1941; 32: 251-7.