Holoprosencephaly Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 07, 2017
  • Author: Jay Desai, MD; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Medical care is necessary for problems commonly associated with holoprosencephaly, such as seizures, spasticity, choreoathetosis, dystonia, pituitary dysfunction, and gastroesophageal reflux.

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Surgical Care

Hydrocephalus, if present, requires neurosurgical intervention with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Gastrostomy tube and Nissen fundoplication may be required for feeding difficulties, poor weight gain, and gastroesophageal reflux.

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