Journal article

Neuropsychological profile of a 9-year-old child with subcortical band heterotopia or 'double cortex'

R Jacobs, V Anderson, AS Harvey

DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2001

Abstract

Subcortical band heterotopia (SBH) or 'double cortex', is a congenital brain abnormality that results from aberrant migration of neurons during development of the cortex. MRI shows a continuous band of heterotopic grey matter located between the cortex and ventricular walls, separated from them by a thin layer of white matter. The condition is quite rare, found predominantly in females, and is occasionally familial with an X-linked dominant inheritance. Current research has focused on genetic and neurological correlates, with cognitive assessment restricted to a global measure of general intellectual functioning. This paper describes in detail the results of a neuropsychological assessment o..

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