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n. encefalomalacia, reblandecimiento del encéfalo.
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VITAMIN E: Important to avoid resorption of foetuses, muscle dystrophy, anaemia and encephalomalacia.
As for the infants in the EOEE group, 10 of them had perinatal cerebral injury, including severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), hypoglycemic brain damage with occipital lobe encephalomalacia, bacterial meningitis complicated with hydrocephalus, intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of degree IV, bilirubin encephalopathy, cerebral infarction.
All other CT findings were defined as nonsignificant (patients with chronic pathologic CT findings such as chronic brain infarction, encephalomalacia, vasculopathy or gliosis).
A second MRI performed 4 months after the first revealed gliosis and encephalomalacia in the thalami and basal ganglia bilaterally, with volume loss and evidence of early mineralization in the left basal ganglia.
The computed tomography scan (CT scan) of brain performed before pregnancy showed multiple parenchymal/perinuclear subependymal calcification, focal encephalomalacia.
MRI revealed areas of chronic infarcts with associated early encephalomalacia changes and gliosis in left frontal region and left basal ganglia (fig-1).
It shows periventricular leucomalacia, multicystic encephalomalacia, brain stem and basal ganglia changes that represent varying degrees of hypoxic-ischaemic injury.
The deficiency of vitamin E may lead to encephalomalacia, muscle dystrophy, exudative diathesis, poor growth and reduced reproductive efficiency [9, 11, 12].
According to our study, the most common presumed etiological factors were posttraumatic encephalomalacia and stroke making up nearly half of the patients.
In the follow-up during which neurological examination and brain MRI and MRV were performed with three-month intervals, thrombosis was found to have completely improved at the end of three months in seven patients, partial improvement was found in three patients and encephalomalacia in the left fronto-temporal region in association with partial improvement was found in one patient in whom thrombosis was observed because of trauma.
Cystic encephalomalacia is a softening of neurological tissue within a cystic cavity of the brain in various sizes and usually occurs prenatally during mid-fetal life secondary to a congenital infection (e.
Three year follow-up imaging demonstrated calcification and encephalomalacia along the surgical site without evidence of tumor recurrence.