Megalencephaly: types, clinical syndromes, and management

Pediatr Neurol. Nov-Dec 1986;2(6):321-8. doi: 10.1016/0887-8994(86)90072-x.


The differential diagnosis of megalencephaly poses a challenge to the clinician. The two major categories, metabolic and anatomic, include a number of conditions, many of them rare. This article provides a systematic approach to the patient with megalencephaly.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / abnormalities*
  • Brain Diseases / etiology*
  • Brain Diseases, Metabolic / etiology
  • Cephalometry*
  • Child
  • Humans