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Can you survive cortical dysplasia?

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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