Journal article

A classification scheme for malformations of cortical development

AJ Barkovich, RI Kuzniecky, WB Dobyns, GD Jackson, LE Becker, P Evrard

NEUROPEDIATRICS | HIPPOKRATES VERLAG GMBH | Published : 1996

Abstract

Malformations of the cerebral cortex are being recognized more frequently as a cause of epilepsy, developmental delay, neurological deficits, and mental retardation. Nonetheless, a standard nomenclature and classification system of these malformations, based upon state-of-the art knowledge derived from genetics, embryology, imaging, and pathology, has not been devised. In this manuscript, we propose such a classification system. Moreover, we have constructed the system such that both the framework and the classifications themselves are flexible and can be adapted as our knowledge of the embryology, genetics, imaging, and pathology of these disorders advances. We believe that the use of this ..

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