Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer
×
Español (España) | English
Editorial
Home
Indexing
Case Report

Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in a pediatric patient with anencephaly, hydrocephalus and epilepsy: Case report

By
Byron Rubén Martínez Salazar ,
Byron Rubén Martínez Salazar

Universidad Católica de Cuenca. Unidad Académica de Salud y Bienestar. Carrera de Medicina. Cuenca, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Luis Eduardo Martínez Salazar ,
Luis Eduardo Martínez Salazar

Universidad Católica de Cuenca. Unidad Académica de Salud y Bienestar. Carrera de Medicina. Cuenca, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Jennifer Belen Mosquera Arevalo ,
Jennifer Belen Mosquera Arevalo

Universidad Católica de Cuenca. Unidad Académica de Salud y Bienestar. Carrera de Medicina. Cuenca, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Christian Gabriel Villa Clavijo ,
Christian Gabriel Villa Clavijo

Universidad Católica de Cuenca. Unidad Académica de Salud y Bienestar. Carrera de Medicina. Cuenca, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar
Lady Alexandra Tapia Quiroga ,
Lady Alexandra Tapia Quiroga

Hospital Francisco Icaza Bustamante, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Search this author on:

PubMed | Google Scholar

Abstract

Introduction: A 5-month-old female patient with an intrauterine diagnosis at 5 months of anencephaly plus hydrocephalus with a poor prognosis. Obtained by caesarean section at term. She stayed 4 days in pediatric intensive care and was then discharged. He attended due to a clinical picture characterized by a convulsive crisis at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. She was hospitalized for 22 days presenting macrocephalus, tension hydrocephalus, external ventricular drain in place, gaze at the rising sun, spontaneous eye opening. She is under sedation and analgesia with infusion of midazolam and fentanyl, connected to mechanical ventilation through an endotracheal tube.
Case report: present a complex clinical case where the patient presents anencephaly plus hydrocephalus and epilepsy without evidence of cerebral lobes.
Conclusion: Anencephaly, hydrocephalus and epilepsy are serious neurological conditions, due to the significant impact that can be present in the life of the person suffering from these medical conditions. It is extremely rare that the patient presents epilepsy and each time the episodes are more violent until the loss of consciousness.

How to Cite

1.
Martínez Salazar BR, Martínez Salazar LE, Mosquera Arevalo JB, Villa Clavijo CG, Tapia Quiroga LA. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in a pediatric patient with anencephaly, hydrocephalus and epilepsy: Case report. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 May 17 [cited 2024 Apr. 22];3:359. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/359

The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Unless otherwise stated, associated published material is distributed under the same licence.

Article metrics

Google scholar: See link

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

The statements, opinions and data contained in the journal are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publisher and the editor(s). We stay neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.