Focal cortical dysplasia
Attacks of convulsion and headache
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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)
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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