Cerebral Hemiatrophy (Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome): Prospective Study of 36 Cases

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47648/jmsr.2005.v0401.04

Sarker M A1 , Hossain M Z2 , Basher M A3


The papaw of this study was to assess predominantly the cerebral parenchymal and CSF space changes in patients suffering from hemiparetic cerebral palsy (D•ke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome) using CT and MR1 Imaging. Over a period of 48 months. about 15000 CT scans and 7001) MIZI studies of brain were reviewed in a diagnostic center of Dhaka city. Thirty six patients were diagnosed radiological). as Dyke-Davidoff-Masson Syndrome - 27 patients by CT scan and nine by MRI. Incidence I./spina to be about one in 600 patience. Twenty were male and sixteen wt.,female patients. Age ranged from about one year to meatyfive )ears. Fifty three percent was diagnosed in the first decade of life and thirty seven percent in the second decade. The main CT and MR1 findings of cerebral parencItynta was unilateral cerebral volume lass in fifteen patients and regional (MCA territory) in tyrenty patients with loss density on CT images and Tl hypo-and n loperintensity on MR1 images. 8rainstent and thalamic atrophy were also noted in six patients. Ipsilateral midline shift (six patients). gliosis (six patients), encephalonwlacia (eight patients). porencephaly (Ina' patients) were found the associated findings. The commonest cranial skeletal finding way Ipsilateral cahnrial thickening followed by overpnewnotkation of the paranasal sinuses.


  1. Associate Professor and Head, Radiology & Imaging Department

    Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, Dhaka

  2. Sr. Consultant. Radiology & Imaging Department

    Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, Dhaka

  3. Professor of Radiology & Chairman (Retd.), Department of Radiology and Imaging


Volume 4, Number 1 January 2005
Page: 17-21