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Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2002 Jan;13(1):1-16, vii.

Classification issues in malformations caused by abnormalities of cortical development.

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  • 1Porto Alegre Epilepsy Surgery Program, Neurology Service, Faculty of Medicine, and Hospital São Lucas, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil. apalmini@conex.com.br

Abstract

Malformations caused by abnormalities of cortical development (MCDs) as a group are now widely recognized as a key cause of medically refractory epilepsies, often leading to a consideration of surgical treatment. A practical classification scheme including histopathologic, imaging, and, if possible, clinical-electrographic features of the various different types of MCDs, will be important to the delineation of surgical strategies and anticipation of medical and surgical prognoses. A proposal of such a scheme with emphasis on the focal cortical dysplasias is given in the hopes that it will reopen the debate on the best way to classify these disorders.

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