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Can you survive cortical dysplasia?

Can you survive cortical dysplasia?

Yes: Cortical dysplasia refers to a congenital (present at birth) abnormality in the brain’s development. As the brain naturally develops in utero, neurons migrate outward to the cerebral cortex. Should these neurons fail to spread out and position correctly, the signals will misfire – triggering a seizure. Anti-seizure meds can be used to help patients. How this affects a patient is quite variable. ...Read more

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Does any one know about learning problems caused by cortical dysplasia on the left?

Language : Cortical dysplasia on the left can lead to language problems - receptive, but more likely expressive lr comprehension. These would be of the central language processing type. If the temporal lobe is also affected, then the problem will be more severe. ...Read more

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Can extensive cortical dysplasia cause brain swelling?

Can extensive cortical dysplasia cause brain swelling?

Cortical dysplasia: Cortical dysplasia refers to a malformation of brain, in which the nerve cells have not migrated to their normal location. It does not cause brain swelling unless during fetal life it is caused by infection during the time of neurons migrating to their normal location. ...Read more

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Do all people with cortical dysplasia have seizures and other problems i never had seizures and vision is 20\20 condition found due to 24\7 headaches

Do all people with cortical dysplasia have seizures and other problems  i never had seizures and vision is 20\20 condition found due to 24\7 headaches

No, not all: Not all people with cortical dysplasia have seizures. This finding is typically made when a person has seizures, it does not cause symptoms many other times. Cortical dysplasia tends not to affect vision or be related to headaches, for example. Sometimes cortical dysplasia is found on brain MRI, but it may have no clinical significance. ...Read more

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Doctors thought i had a brain tumor, A.D.E.M., and now cortical dysplasia is there a chance that this could still be a brain tumor?

Doctors thought i had a brain tumor, A.D.E.M., and now cortical dysplasia is there a chance that this could still be a brain tumor?

Hard question!: This question is beyond the scope of what we can answer in this forum. It would require a medical consultation, with detailed history, review of your medical records and your actual MRI images. Public answers on HealthTap are not intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. A personal consultation can be obtained through HealthTap Concierge with me or another Board-Certified MD ...Read more

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Doctors thought it to be a brain tumor, ADEM, and now cortical dysplasia is it still possible for the mass to be a brain tumor? thanks!

Doctors thought it to be a brain tumor, ADEM, and now cortical dysplasia is it still possible for the mass to be a brain tumor? thanks!

Different: It should be obvious which one of these is which based on MRI characteristics. Sometimes a follow up study will help. It sounds like it is not a brain tumor if the other two are possibilities. More information is needed to make a better decision. ...Read more

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Brain lesion. i was told it was a brain tumor, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, and cortical dysplasia could it still be a brain tumor? thanks!

Brain lesion. i was told it was a brain tumor,  acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, and cortical dysplasia could it still be a brain tumor? thanks!

Huh?: Didn't you just answer your own question? Maybe I'm missing something but if the diagnosis actually IS ADEM (as I believe you are saying above) and if what you have is cortical dysplasia (unrelated to the ADEM) to boot then, neither of those 2 together nor separately are synonyms for brain tumor. Do you have imaging studies? That would solve the mystery? Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What is cortical dysplasia? i was diagnoised with it and it was origionally thought to be a brain tumor after several mri tests they said it was this

What is cortical dysplasia? i was diagnoised with it and it was origionally thought to be a brain tumor after several mri tests they said it was this

Born with it: Cortical dysplasia is when a small island of gray matter is out of place in the white matter layer of the brain, seen on MRI. It can be mistaken for a benign brain tumor. It happens during development of the brain, and usually causes no trouble. Rarely it can cause seizures, which can be treated with medicine. VERY rarely surgery is done to remove it if seizures are hard to control. ...Read more

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I am looking for information on treatment for cortical dysplasia in children?

I am looking for information on treatment for cortical dysplasia in children?

Start at this site:: Corticalfoundation.Com/corticalmalformations/focalcorticaldysplasia....Many children's medical centers will have centers of excellence in treating children with cortical dysplasia. ...Read more