Focal cortical dysplasia: Molecular disturbances and clinicopathological classification (Review).

@article{Siedlecka2016FocalCD,
  title={Focal cortical dysplasia: Molecular disturbances and clinicopathological classification (Review).},
  author={Monika Siedlecka and Wiesława Grajkowska and Ryszard Galus and Bożenna Dembowska-Bagińska and Jarosław J{\'o}źwiak},
  journal={International journal of molecular medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          1327-1337
        }
}
Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is one of the most important causes of drug-resistant epilepsy in paediatric patients, particularly in those below the age of 3. Even though over 40 years have passed since the first description of the entity by Taylor, the exact mechanisms causing these cortical abnormalities remain unelucidated. In this review, we summarise the current knowledge on clinical and histopathological aspects, taking into account the new classification system proposed by the… CONTINUE READING

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