A case of Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome


CANPOLAT M., Poyrazoglu H. G. , Yikilmaz A. , Soylu P., PER H. , GÜMÜŞ H. , ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS, vol.18, no.2, pp.122-124, 2012 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/gmj-30-2012-81
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THERAPEUTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-124
  • Keywords: Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome, hemiparesis, convulsion

Abstract

Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome is a condition characterized by seizures, facial asymmetry, contralateral hemiplegia or hemiparesis and mental retardation. The clinical findings may be of variable degree according to the extent of brain injury. Cerebral hemiatrophy is frequently associated with hemiplegia, convulsions, mental deficit and subsequent epilepsy. In this article, a case of a ten-year-old boy with Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome characterized by cerebral hemiatrophy in magnetic resonance imaging, left hemiparesis in physical examination and presence of seizures is presented.