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Encephalomalacia

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)
Also Known As:
Multicystic Encephalomalacia; Cerebromalacias; Encephalomalacias; Encephalomalacias, Multicystic; Multicystic Encephalomalacias; Cerebromalacia; Encephalomalacia, Multicystic
Networked: 109 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 6 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Epilepsy (Aura)
2. Infarction
3. Muscular Dystrophies (Muscular Dystrophy)
4. Atrophy
5. Thrombosis (Thrombus)

Experts

1. Tan, Wen-Hann: 2 articles (09/2006 - 09/2005)
2. Shih, Vivian E: 2 articles (09/2006 - 09/2005)
3. Grant, P Ellen: 2 articles (09/2006 - 09/2005)
4. Tippmann-Peikert, Maja: 1 article (12/2015)
5. Boeve, Bradley F: 1 article (12/2015)
6. McCarter, Stuart J: 1 article (12/2015)
7. St Louis, Erik K: 1 article (12/2015)
8. Flanagan, Eoin P: 1 article (12/2015)
9. Sandness, David J: 1 article (12/2015)
10. Kantarci, Kejal: 1 article (12/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Encephalomalacia:
1. Vitamin EFDA LinkGeneric
2. Linoleic Acid (Linoleate)IBA
3. alpha-TocopherolFDA Link
4. Oxidants (Oxidizing Agents)IBA
5. Testosterone (Sustanon)FDA Link
6. ProlactinIBA
7. Bromocriptine (Parlodel)FDA LinkGeneric
8. Carbon MonoxideIBA
9. Protease Inhibitors (Protease Inhibitor)IBA
10. ProstaglandinsIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
2. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
3. Vertical Dimension (Occlusion Vertical Dimension)
4. Surgical Instruments (Clip)
5. Nursing Care