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Cavum septum pellucidum in a case of schizophrenia presenting with self-mutilating behavior.

Umesh S, Bose S, Khanra S, Das B, Nizamie SH - Ind Psychiatry J (2015 Jan-Jun)

Bottom Line: Cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) is a neurodevelopmental anomaly, which is commonly reported in schizophrenia patients.Various symptoms of schizophrenia, including thought disturbances have been associated with CSP.We present a rare case of undifferentiated schizophrenia with CSP who presented with self-mutilating behaviors.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India.

ABSTRACT
Cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) is a neurodevelopmental anomaly, which is commonly reported in schizophrenia patients. Various symptoms of schizophrenia, including thought disturbances have been associated with CSP. We present a rare case of undifferentiated schizophrenia with CSP who presented with self-mutilating behaviors.

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Figure 1: Plain computed tomography image of the patient and arrow head pointing towards cavum septum pellucidum

Mentions: Patient was advised to take in-patient psychiatric care on the same day of consultation. He remained aggressive, disorganized and on two occasions, he tried to crush his left index finger and thumb by hammering it with a stone. He was started on electro convulsive therapy (ECT) sessions considering aggressive outburst and self-mutilating behavior. During pre-ECT evaluation “computed tomography” scan of the head revealed “Grade II CSP” [Refer Figure 1]. Along with ECT, patient also received oral chlorpromazine 600 mg/day, which was hiked gradually over 2 weeks.


Cavum septum pellucidum in a case of schizophrenia presenting with self-mutilating behavior.

Umesh S, Bose S, Khanra S, Das B, Nizamie SH - Ind Psychiatry J (2015 Jan-Jun)

Plain computed tomography image of the patient and arrow head pointing towards cavum septum pellucidum
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4525437&req=5

Figure 1: Plain computed tomography image of the patient and arrow head pointing towards cavum septum pellucidum
Mentions: Patient was advised to take in-patient psychiatric care on the same day of consultation. He remained aggressive, disorganized and on two occasions, he tried to crush his left index finger and thumb by hammering it with a stone. He was started on electro convulsive therapy (ECT) sessions considering aggressive outburst and self-mutilating behavior. During pre-ECT evaluation “computed tomography” scan of the head revealed “Grade II CSP” [Refer Figure 1]. Along with ECT, patient also received oral chlorpromazine 600 mg/day, which was hiked gradually over 2 weeks.

Bottom Line: Cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) is a neurodevelopmental anomaly, which is commonly reported in schizophrenia patients.Various symptoms of schizophrenia, including thought disturbances have been associated with CSP.We present a rare case of undifferentiated schizophrenia with CSP who presented with self-mutilating behaviors.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India.

ABSTRACT
Cavum septum pellucidum (CSP) is a neurodevelopmental anomaly, which is commonly reported in schizophrenia patients. Various symptoms of schizophrenia, including thought disturbances have been associated with CSP. We present a rare case of undifferentiated schizophrenia with CSP who presented with self-mutilating behaviors.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus