Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome (DDMS) occurs when there is damage to one lobe of the brain resulting in hemiatrophy.


Conditions associated with Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome (DDMS):

(1) vascular occlusion of the middle cerebral artery in utero

(2) congenital malformation

(3) perinatal hypoxia

(4) intra-uterine infection

(5) intra-cerebral infection during infancy or childhood

(6) head trauma during infancy or childhood

(7) brain tumor

(8) intracerebral hemorrhage during infancy or childhood


Acquired DDMS is associated with:

(1) prominent sulci and

(2) less prounounced compensatory skull changes (if event is after 2 years of age)

as compared to DDMS associated with prenatal injury.


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