Polymicrogyria is a condition characterized by abnormal development of the brain before birth. The surface of the brain normally has many ridges or folds, called gyri. In people with polymicrogyria, the brain develops to many folds, and the folds are unusually small. Signs and symptoms of these conditions can include recurrent seizures (epilepsy), delayed development, crossed eyes, problems with speech and swallowing, and muscle weakness or paralysis. The most severe form of the disorder, bilateral generalized polymicrogyria, affects the entire brain.
HOW IS POLYMICROGYRIA DIAGNOSED?
A GP can diagnose this problem during an ultrasound, which is done in pregnancy.
HOW IS POLYMICROGYRIA TREATED?
The treatment of Polymicrogyria depends upon the severity of this condition and in most of the cases, physical therapy, occupational therapy and anti-seizures drugs.
DID YOU KNOW?
Bilateral forms of polymicrogyria tend to cause more severe neurological problems.