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Complex congenital cerebral malformations

Coronal stained section by luxolfast blue of brain of 12-day-old newborn with multiple malformations. The frontal and sylvian cortex shows polymicrogyria. There is a large cavum septi. The double arrow shows increased interhemispheric distance as well. (Courtesy of Dr. D. Troost, Department of Neuropathology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam.)

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Associated Disorders

  • No disorders are specifically associated with abnormalities of the midline cava. Abnormal development of the midline cava reflects the impact of disorders of cerebral growth and development.