Focal cortical dysplasia

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou

Presentation

Attacks of convulsion and headache

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

An area of abnormal white matter signal intensity displaying low signal in T1 and bright signal in T2 and FLAIR is seen at posterior aspect of right frontal lobe with overlying cortical thickening and blurred grey/white matter junction.

Likely Diagnosis: Focal cortical dysplasia type II (Taylor dysplasia)

Case Discussion

Focal cortical dysplasia is a disorder of cortical formation, which may demonstrate both architectural and proliferative features, and a frequent cause of epilepsy. 

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Case Information

rID: 22944
Case created: 6th May 2013
Last edited: 21st Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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