Individuals with hydranencephaly, a congenital deformity resulting in a virtual absence of cerebral hemispheres, generally do not survive past infancy. Two published cases report survival past the age of 10. We report the oldest known survivor at 20 years, 6 months and compare the behavioral and anatomical characteristics of these three cases. Finally, this condition is discussed in regards to the concept and implications of minimally conscious state (MCS).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association|
|State||Published - 2003|