What really is chronic cystic encephalomalacia?
Gender: femaleAge: 68
Just heard today have chronic cystic encephalomalacia. What is it?
this is a brain disease (softening or loss of brain tissue )caused by infection, trauma and low bloodpressure.They may be focal or diffuse and their distribution will depend on the cause and severity of the injury and the age of the patient. Multicystic encephalomalacia refers to the formation of multiple cystic cavities of various sizes in the cerebral cortex.
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine