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Megalencephaly MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Megalencephaly
Tree Number(s)
C05.660.207.536
C10.500.507.400.249
C16.131.621.207.532
C16.131.666.507.400.249
Unique ID
D058627
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058627
Scope Note
A congenital abnormality in which the occipitofrontal circumference is greater than two standard deviations above the mean for a given age. It is associated with HYDROCEPHALUS; SUBDURAL EFFUSION; ARACHNOID CYSTS; or is part of a genetic condition (e.g., ALEXANDER DISEASE; SOTOS SYNDROME).
Entry Term(s)
Macrocephaly
Megacephaly
Megalocephaly
Previous Indexing
Craniofacial Abnormalities (1994-2010)
Head/abnormalities (1970-2010)
See Also
Hydrocephalus
Public MeSH Note
2011; use Macrocephaly 2011-2014, Megalencephaly was under Macrocephaly 2011-2014
History Note
2011; use Macrocephaly 2011-2014, Megalencephaly was under Macrocephaly 2011-2014
Date Established
2011/01/01
Date of Entry
2010/06/25
Revision Date
2014/06/13
Megalencephaly Preferred
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