Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 252--254

Dyke–Davidoff–Masson syndrome: A rare cause of cerebral hemiatrophy in children


Pareshkumar A Thakkar, Reema Haresh Dave 
 Department of Pediatrics, Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Pareshkumar A Thakkar
Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat
India

Dyke–Davidoff–Masson syndrome (DDMS) is an uncommon condition, in which the diagnosis is mainly done by various clinical presentations along with positive radiological findings. Patients have facial asymmetry, seizures, learning difficulties, and contralateral hemiparesis. The radiological discoveries of the same incorporate cerebral hemiatrophy with homolateral hypertrophy of the skull and sinuses. Here, we report a case of a 10-year-old female child who presented with a single episode of convulsion, mental retardation, and contralateral hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed unilateral atrophy of the left cerebral hemisphere with dilatation of ipsilateral lateral ventricle and ipsilateral sulcal prominence. These findings were suggestive of the diagnosis of DDMS.


How to cite this article:
Thakkar PA, Dave RH. Dyke–Davidoff–Masson syndrome: A rare cause of cerebral hemiatrophy in children.J Pediatr Neurosci 2016;11:252-254


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Thakkar PA, Dave RH. Dyke–Davidoff–Masson syndrome: A rare cause of cerebral hemiatrophy in children. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 13 ];11:252-254
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