In anencephaly, the residual brain tissue consists of highly malformed neural tissue, which may be exposed completely or thinly covered with skin. Parts of the brain stem and spinal cord also may be missing or malformed. Infants are stillborn or die within days or weeks.
Treatment of anencephaly is palliative only.
Hydranencephaly Hydranencephaly Porencephaly is a cavity that develops prenatally or postnatally in a cerebral hemisphere. Cavities often communicate with a ventricle, but they may also be enclosed (ie, noncommunicating) fluid-filled... read more is a type of anencephaly.