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Descriptor English: Encephalomalacia
Descriptor Spanish: Encefalomalacia
Descriptor Portuguese: Encefalomalacia
Descriptor French: Encéphalomalacie
Entry term(s): Cerebromalacia
Cerebromalacias
Encephalomalacia, Multicystic
Encephalomalacias
Encephalomalacias, Multicystic
Multicystic Encephalomalacia
Multicystic Encephalomalacias
Tree number(s): C10.228.140.461
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004678
Scope note: Softening or loss of brain tissue following CEREBRAL INFARCTION; cerebral ischemia (see BRAIN ISCHEMIA), infection, CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, or other injury. The term is often used during gross pathologic inspection to describe blurred cortical margins and decreased consistency of brain tissue following infarction. Multicystic encephalomalacia refers to the formation of multiple cystic cavities of various sizes in the cerebral cortex of neonates and infants following injury, most notably perinatal hypoxia-ischemic events. (From Davis et al., Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, p665; J Neuropathol Exp Neurol, 1995 Mar;54(2):268-75)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 1966
History Note: 1966(1964)
DeCS ID: 4758
Unique ID: D004678
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2001/07/25
Encephalomalacia - Preferred
Concept UI M0007367
Scope note Softening or loss of brain tissue following CEREBRAL INFARCTION; cerebral ischemia (see BRAIN ISCHEMIA), infection, CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA, or other injury. The term is often used during gross pathologic inspection to describe blurred cortical margins and decreased consistency of brain tissue following infarction. Multicystic encephalomalacia refers to the formation of multiple cystic cavities of various sizes in the cerebral cortex of neonates and infants following injury, most notably perinatal hypoxia-ischemic events. (From Davis et al., Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, p665; J Neuropathol Exp Neurol, 1995 Mar;54(2):268-75)
Preferred term Encephalomalacia
Entry term(s) Cerebromalacia
Cerebromalacias
Encephalomalacias
Multicystic Encephalomalacia - Narrower
Concept UI M0334893
Preferred term Multicystic Encephalomalacia
Entry term(s) Encephalomalacia, Multicystic
Encephalomalacias, Multicystic
Multicystic Encephalomalacias



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