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Neuroimaging of focal malformations of cortical development.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8978620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neuroimaging is playing an increasingly important role in the evaluation of patients with malformations of cerebral cortical development. In this review, the authors address optimal neuroimaging of cortical malformations using x-ray computed tomography, single-photon-emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Initially, the authors discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the various imaging techniques. This is followed by a discussion of the clinical and neuroimaging characteristics of several different imaging manifestations of focal malformations of cortical development, including polymicrogyria, focal subcortical heterotopia, schizencephaly, focally thickened gyri, focally irregular gyri, hemimegalencephaly, and transmural dysplasia. The authors intend that, after reading this review, the reader will have a better understanding of the optimal neuroimaging techniques for evaluating these malformations and their many neuroimaging appearances.
A J Barkovich; R I Kuzniecky
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0736-0258     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-18     Completed Date:  1997-03-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506708     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neuroradiology Section, University of California, San Francisco, 94143-0628, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Cortex / abnormalities*,  physiopathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Tomography, Emission-Computed*
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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