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Summary

Cortical dysplasia of Taylor is a cerebral developmental malformation that results in a clinical phenotype of intractable epilepsy usually requiring surgery. FCDT has been classified histologically into 2 subtypes: a type without balloon cells, known as type IIA, and a type with balloon cells, known as type IIB (Palmini et al., 2004). [from OMIM]

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  • Cognitive impairment
  • Hemiparesis
  • Focal seizures with impairment of consciousness or awareness
  • Astrocytosis
  • Focal white matter lesions

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