Central Nervous System Diseases in Children
Central nervous system (CNS) diseases in children are significantly different from those in adults. They are related to age-specific processes (e.g. hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathies), pathologies (e.g. acute encephalomyelitis), maturation (e.g. age-related epileptic syndromes, age-specific tumours), developmental processes (e.g. brain malformations) and genetic disorders (e.g. metabolic diseases). Technically, at least in very young children, the conditions of investigation — mostly with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — are quite different also. This paper provides an overview of what is specific to children in the way of investigating CNS diseases.
KeywordsCentral Nervous System Disease Moyamoya Disease Spin Echo Focal Cortical Dysplasia Cortical Dysplasia
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