Multicystic encephalomalacia in liveborn twin with a stillborn macerated co-twin

J Pediatr. 1979 Nov;95(5 Pt 1):798-800. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(79)80739-8.


Computed tomography showed multiple cystic lesions in the brains of three infants with cerebral palsy. Each patient was the product of a twin pregnancy with a stillborn, macerated co-twin. In two patients angiography was performed and suggested that the cystic lesions were multicystic encephalomalacia due to perinatal arterial occlusion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Arterial Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Palsy / complications
  • Cerebral Palsy / diagnostic imaging*
  • Encephalomalacia / complications
  • Encephalomalacia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Fetal Death / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy, Multiple
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Twins*