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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Cortical Dysplasia (Definition)

Cortical dysplasia refers to poor development of the tissues of the cerebral cortex. Often seen as underdeveloped and dysorganized tissue on ...Read more


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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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What is the definition or description of: Cortical dysplasia?

What is the definition or description of: Cortical dysplasia?

Poor development: Cortical dysplasia refers to poor development of the tissues of the cerebral cortex. Often seen as underdeveloped and dysorganized tissue on CT or MRI scans. ...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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My daughter had her first seizure. The mri showed a minor abnormality. If it is cortical dysplasia what is the likelihood of more seizures?

My daughter had her first seizure. The mri showed a minor abnormality. If it is cortical dysplasia what is the likelihood of more seizures?

Hard to say: One of the problems of all the modern imaging we have available is knowing what to do with the findings. A minor anomaly may be just that. Something unrelated and of no importance.EEG findings sometimes have a better correlation with future seizure activity. This is best explained by the doc who has access to all the data. ...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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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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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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How to deal with a 24/7 headache that won't go away withOTC or prescription meds had MRI showed cortical dysplasia I can't take the headache anymore!!

How to deal with a 24/7 headache that won't go away withOTC or prescription meds had MRI showed cortical dysplasia I can't take the headache anymore!!

Look elsewhere: 24y fem. W. headache & non-specific brain MRI w/o diagnosis/effective analgesia; oft suffers branded "chronic migraine"/sumatriptans ineffective. My observations: asymmetric masses superior trapezium, ST, chronic head tilt to atrophic ST side, chronic spasm larger ST w. pain at insertion superior scapula spine/occiput & at mid-body motor point, i.e., chronic muscle tension headache. See Osteopath. ...Read more

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24/7 headache tried EVERYTHING even non med remidies prescription meds scan showed brain tumor but it was cortical dysplasia recommendations.

24/7 headache tried EVERYTHING even non med remidies prescription meds scan showed brain tumor but it was cortical dysplasia recommendations.

Really?: Did you ever have seizures, enlarged head, clumsiness, or lots of falls as a kid growing up? I find it hard to believe that a 24 year old is being first discovered as having cortical dysplasia because of 24/7 headaches. This condition is usually picked up in childhood. No specific treatment exists. If seizures are beyond control some patients get surgical resection. Get a 2nd opinion on the MRI ...Read more

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Name of top surgeon/facility for frontal cortical dysplasia evaluation, treatment and/or surgery? Thank you e olsen healthy, otherwise normal 16 yr old female, tonic clonic, versive seizures approx 1 x month for 4 years on lamictal. A few 2 and 3 month

Name of top surgeon/facility for frontal cortical dysplasia evaluation, treatment and/or surgery? Thank you e olsen healthy, otherwise normal 16 yr old female, tonic clonic, versive seizures approx 1 x month for 4 years on lamictal. A few 2 and 3 month

Some suggestions: You could start with University Hospital in Aurora, but I think more surgical epilepsy experience is present at UCLA Hospital in California, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mn, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and of course, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. No harm in acquiring several opinions via phone calls, first. This is a highly specialized area, and would take your time to find success. ...Read more

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How often do you get bronchopulmonary dysplasia in children who were not born prematurely?

How often do you get bronchopulmonary dysplasia in children who were not born prematurely?

Rarely: Bpd can happen in even term infants exposed to high oxygen concentration, and prolonged high ventilator support, which are rarely needed for a term infant, the risk factors are meconium aspiration, pneumonia, congenital abnormalities of lungs like diaphragmatic hernia, pulmonary hypertension, polycythemia etc. ...Read more

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What happens if I was born with hip dysplasia can I have children?

What happens if I was born with hip dysplasia can I have children?

Sure: You may want to discuss this with your OB prior to conception as they may just want to look at pelvic x-rays to determine if there would be any problems with vaginal delivery (usually not with just dysplasia). But you do this before pregnant so fetus not exposed to radiation. At worst, you might need C-section, but no reason not to be able to have kids. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ectodermal dysplasia?

What is the definition or description of: Ectodermal dysplasia?

Ectodermal dysplasia: Ectodermal dysplasia = group of syndromes/disorder affecting structure of ectodermal origin (such as skin, hair, nails, teeth, sweat glands). ...Read more

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What is cervical dysplasia?

Abnormal cells: This is complicated so stay with me. Hpv is a virus that can infect cells on the cervix. When hpv gets into the cell it can cause the cell to make abnormal proteins. This makes the cell look different under the microscope. If the infection progresses, the cells can become cancerous. This is rare but dysplasia should be addressed. It can go away on its own in some cases. Others need treatment. ...Read more

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Is level 3 dysplasia cancer?

Is level 3 dysplasia cancer?

No but need followup: Type iii dysplasia (pap smear) itself is not cancer means had severe abnormal cells need careful further evaluation, for cancer cells with out invasion (in situ cancer). Must be followed with close observation for any change. ...Read more

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Can dysplasia lead to cancer?

Can dysplasia lead to cancer?

Yes: Progression from normal cell to cancer is like going from white to black over a grey spectrum that keeps getting darker. Normal cell can become dysplastic-- become severe dysplastic -- become low grade cancer-- become high grade. ...Read more

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What's cervical dysplasia mean?

What's cervical dysplasia mean?

Precancerous cells: Dysplasia of the cervix are cells which are showing cellular changes consistent with pre-cancerous lesions. They are graded as low-grade (atypia or cin-1) or high-grade (cin 2, 3, or carcinoma in situ). Low grade cells can be followed while high grade lesions need to be identified (colposcopy) & removed (leep or cone biopsy). ...Read more

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What causes Cervical dysplasia?

What causes Cervical dysplasia?

Usually HPV virus: Dysplasia is one of the early steps in mucosal transformation. The phenotypic structure of the mucosal cells begins to transform toward malignant phenotype and can be picked up on Pap. With newer monoclonals defining the immunogenic protein characterizing cervical Ca changes, normal mucosal cells can be shown to expression tumor protein even though the cells look normal, the ImmunoPap. ...Read more

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What causes dysplasia of cervix?

What causes dysplasia of cervix?

Human Papillomavirus: The most common cause of dysplasia of the uterine cervix is human papillomavirus (hpv). There are several hundred types, but 6, 11, 16, 18, 32, and 33 are the most common. It is a pre-cursor to the development of cancer. However, with cervical cytology (pap smears), people with low grade dysplasia (lgsil) rarely progress, while patients with hgsil will have excision (cone biopsy). ...Read more

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What is this cervical dysplasia?

Precancerous cells: These are abnormal cells in the cervix that have a potential to turn into cancer but are not yet a cancer. ...Read more

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Symptoms of epiphyseal dysplasia?

Mild pain: Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia is an inherited disorder, that affects the joints of the long bones in the arms and legs. There are 2 types based on inheritance (either recessive or dominant)
symptoms are usually mild, and include joint pain, early arthritis, a waddling gait. Some a have other deformities like scoliosis, malformations of the hands and or feet. ...Read more

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What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What's bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Lung scarring: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a condition of airway & lung scarring that occurs in premi's & micro premi's during their prolonged need for ventilation or oxygen in those critical weeks. Xrays are seen to gradually change to show the characteristic patterns that correlate with pathology seen under the microscope when a kid doesn't survive. ...Read more

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What is spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia?

SED is a term…: …describing a group of disorders involving abnormal growth (dysplasia) of the spine (spondylo) & of the growing ends of bones (epiphyseal). It results in disproportionately short trunk & many other abnormalities. The following website covers the topic very thoroughly: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1260836-overview. ...Read more

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Could cervical dysplasia ever be cured?

Yes: Cervical dysplasia, or precancer cells, often go away without treatment and the hpv virus that stimulated the cells to become abnormal can also disappear. If cervical dysplasia doesn't go away, it is treatable and curable by procedures like freezing, laser, or leep which can remove all evidence of abnormal cells along with the hpv virus. ...Read more

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How does a person get fibrous dysplasia?

How does a person get fibrous dysplasia?

Fibrous dysplasia: Fd is not hereditary. We did not get fd from our parents and we cannot pass it on to our children. Fd is caused by a mutation that occurs sometime during development of a baby while it is still in the mother's uterus. If the mutation occurs early in development, many tissues may be affected. If it occurs late in development, very few tissues may have the mutation. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more