Abnormalities of Proliferation, Neuronal Migration and Cortical Organization

  • Catherine Garel


The various pathologies described in this chapter are all related to the organization of the cerebral cortex. Their causes are varied: genetic, infectious, metabolic, toxic, ischaemic, traumatic, etc., but whatever the causal mechanism, the consequences (which essentially depend on the stage at which the insult took place and its locus) are quite similar. Indeed, in common practice, one is often confronted with pathologies, which, for lack of anamnestic or biological data pointing to one of the causes cited above, may as well be primitive lesions or secondary lesions arisen very early in fetal life. It is thus somewhat artificial to treat some of these pathologies here, since they could also be described elsewhere, and particularly in Chap. 14.


Tuberous Sclerosis Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Neuronal Migration Antenatal Diagnosis Germinal Zone 
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  • Catherine Garel
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatric ImagingHôpital Robert DebréParis Cedex 19France

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