Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and bilateral parietal polymicrogyria in association with the intrauterine death of a twin

Neuropediatrics. 1996 Feb;27(1):54-6. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-973749.


A case of neurogenic arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) with associated neuronal migration abnormalities is described. A child with neurogenic AMC and developmental delay presented with late onset of seizures. The first trimester of the mother's pregnancy was marked by an episode of gastro-enteritis and the intrauterine death of a twin fetus. Computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging demonstrated abnormal neuronal migration consisting of bilateral parietal polymicrogyria, and an isolated grey matter heterotopia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Age of Onset
  • Arthrogryposis / complications*
  • Arthrogryposis / diagnosis
  • Cell Movement
  • Child
  • Choristoma / complications*
  • Choristoma / diagnosis
  • Choristoma / physiopathology*
  • Female
  • Fetal Death*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Parietal Lobe / abnormalities*
  • Parietal Lobe / physiopathology*
  • Seizures / etiology
  • Seizures / physiopathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Twins*