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Neurology. 2004 Mar 23;62(6 Suppl 3):S2-8.

Terminology and classification of the cortical dysplasias.

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Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. apalmini@uol.com.br

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

There have been difficulties in achieving a uniform terminology in the literature regarding issues of classification with respect to focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) associated with epilepsy.

OBJECTIVE:

S: To review and refine the current terminology and classification issues of potential clinical relevance to epileptologists, neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists dealing with FCD.

METHODS:

A panel discussion of epileptologists, neuropathologists, and neuroradiologists with special expertise in FCD was held.

RESULTS:

The panel proposed 1) a specific terminology for the different types of abnormal cells encountered in the cerebral cortex of patients with FCD; 2) a reappraisal of the different histopathologic abnormalities usually subsumed under the term "microdysgenesis," and suggested that this terminology be abandoned; and 3) a more detailed yet straightforward classification of the various histopathologic features that usually are included under the heterogeneous term of "focal cortical dysplasia."

CONCLUSION:

The panel hopes that these proposals will stimulate the debate toward more specific clinical, imaging, histopathologic, and prognostic correlations in patients with FCD associated with epilepsy.

PMID:
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