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Descriptor English: Megalencephaly
Descriptor Spanish: Megalencefalia
Descriptor Portuguese: Megalencefalia
Descriptor French: Mégalencéphalie
Entry term(s): Macrocephalies
Macrocephaly
Megacephalies
Megacephaly
Megalencephalies
Megalocephalies
Megalocephaly
Tree number(s): C05.660.207.536
C10.500.507.400.249
C16.131.621.207.532
C16.131.666.507.400.249
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058627
Scope note: A congenital abnormality in which the occipitofrontal circumference is greater than two standard deviations above the mean for a given age. It is associated with HYDROCEPHALUS; SUBDURAL EFFUSION; ARACHNOID CYSTS; or is part of a genetic condition (e.g., ALEXANDER DISEASE; SOTOS SYNDROME).
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
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
Previous Indexing: Craniofacial Abnormalities (1994-2010)
Head/abnormalities (1970-2010)
Public MeSH Note: 2011; use Macrocephaly 2011-2014, Megalencephaly was under Macrocephaly 2011-2014
History Note: 2011; use Macrocephaly 2011-2014, Megalencephaly was under Macrocephaly 2011-2014
Related: Hydrocephalus MeSH
DeCS ID: 53953
Unique ID: D058627
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Revision Date: 2014/06/13
Megalencephaly - Preferred
Concept UI M0543765
Scope note A congenital abnormality in which the occipitofrontal circumference is greater than two standard deviations above the mean for a given age. It is associated with HYDROCEPHALUS; SUBDURAL EFFUSION; ARACHNOID CYSTS; or is part of a genetic condition (e.g., ALEXANDER DISEASE; SOTOS SYNDROME).
Preferred term Megalencephaly
Entry term(s) Macrocephalies
Macrocephaly
Megacephalies
Megacephaly
Megalencephalies
Megalocephalies
Megalocephaly



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