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Lissencephaly Causes

Lissencephaly may be a result of viral infections in the fetus during its first three months of development. It can also be because of insufficient supply of blood in the fetal brain during pregnancy. The disease may also be because of genetic mutations.

Lissencephaly Definition

Lissencephaly is brain development disorder in which the brain lacks its normal folds or convultions. It is a kind of cephalic disorder.

Lissencephaly Diagnosis

Lissencephaly is diagnosed by ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography.

Lissencephaly Symptoms and Signs

Signs of lissencephaly may be difficulty in swallowing, abnormal facial features, and psychomotor retardation.

Lissencephaly Treatment

Treatment for lissencephaly is symptomatic and varies according to the severity and location of the brain dysfunctions. Genetic testing is often recommended to determine possibilities of the disease.

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