Left hemisphere and male sex dominance of cerebral hemiatrophy (Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome)

Unal O. , Tombul T., Cirak B., Anlar O., Incesu L., Kayan M.

CLINICAL IMAGING, vol.28, no.3, pp.163-165, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0899-7071(03)00158-x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-165


Although radiological findings of cerebral hemiatrophy (Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome) are well known, there is no systematic study about the gender and the affected side in this syndrome. Brain images in 26 patients (mean aged 11) with cerebral hemiatrophy were retrospectively reviewed. Nineteen patients (73.5%) were male and seven patients (26.5%) were female. Left hemisphere involvement was seen in 18 patients (69.2%) and right hemisphere involvement was seen in eight patients (30.8%). We conclude that male gender and left side involvement are frequent in cerebral hemiatrophy disease. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.