"Encephalomalacia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Softening or loss of brain tissue following CEREBRAL INFARCTION; cerebral ischemia (see BRAIN ISCHEMIA), infection, CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, or other injury. The term is often used during gross pathologic inspection to describe blurred cortical margins and decreased consistency of brain tissue following infarction. Multicystic encephalomalacia refers to the formation of multiple cystic cavities of various sizes in the cerebral cortex of neonates and infants following injury, most notably perinatal hypoxia-ischemic events. (From Davis et al., Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, p665; J Neuropathol Exp Neurol, 1995 Mar;54(2):268-75)
- Multicystic Encephalomalacia
- Encephalomalacias, Multicystic
- Multicystic Encephalomalacias
- Encephalomalacia, Multicystic
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Encephalomalacia" by people in Profiles.
A Report of 2 Cases of Brainstem Hemorrhage After Suboccipital Craniectomy for Chiari Decompression. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 05 01; 14(5):598.
Sonography of the internal capsule and basal ganglia in infants. Part II. Localization of pathologic processes in the sagittal section through the caudothalamic groove. Radiology. 1986 Dec; 161(3):615-21.