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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

Term:Porencephalic cyst
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Accession:HP:0002132 term browser browse the term
Definition:A cavity within the cerebral hemisphere, filled with cerebrospinal fluid, that communicates directly with the ventricular system.
Comment:Porencephaly is usually the result of damage from stroke or infection after birth, but may also be the result of a developmental defect. Porencephaly is often associated with various ophthalmic and neurologic signs, including visual-field defects, abnormal pupillary responses, optic nerve hypoplasia, decreased vision, nystagmus, strabismus, hemi-inattention, seizures, and mental deficiencies.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Cavity within brain
 xref: UMLS:C4082173

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    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the nervous system 0
        Abnormal nervous system morphology 0
          Morphological central nervous system abnormality 0
            Abnormal brain morphology 0
              Abnormal forebrain morphology 0
                Abnormal cerebral morphology 0
                  Porencephalic cyst 0
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