Diencephalic Syndrome Symptoms, Causes and Treatment News

What is Diencephalic Syndrome? (Definition)

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

Diencephalic syndrome is a rare neurological disorder seen in infants and children which is characterized by failure to thrive and severe emaciation in spite of having normal or slightly decreased caloric intake, locomotor hyperactivity, and euphoria. Failure to thrive presents on average at 7 months of age. There may be associated hydrocephalus.

Diencephalic syndrome is usually caused by a brain tumor such as a low-grade glioma or astrocytoma located in the hypothalamic-optic chiasmatic region. It is not yet understood how diencephalic syndrome causes the effects on appetite and metabolism.


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