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 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/gmj-30-2012-81
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-124
  • Keywords: Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome, hemiparesis, convulsion
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


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.