This book addresses the various aspects of neuronal migration disorders in an ordered way. It will help the clinician to acquire insight as well as proficiency in diagnosis. Individual chapters describe subgroups including lissencephalies, subependymal heterotopia, non–lissencephalic cortical dysplasias, anomalies of the corpus callosum, hemimegalencephaly, schizencephaly, polymicrogyria and multisystem disorders with impaired migration such as chromosomal and metabolic syndromes. Neuroradiological and genetic data are provided with the respective chapters.
Although the book is intended for clinical practice, it provides core information for all interested in this important biological process.
Morphogenesis of the human cerebral cortex, V. S. Caviness Jr, T. Takahashi, R. S. Nowakowski and Robert Wood
Lissencephaly: the clinical and molecular genetic basis of diffuse malformations of neuronal migration, William B. Dobyns and Richard J. Leventer
Non–lissencephalic cortical dysplasias, Ruben I. Kuzniecky and Frederick Andermann
Periventricular gray matter heterotopia: a heterogenous group of malformations of cortical development, Richard J. Leventer and William B. Dobyns
Anomalies of the Corpus Callosum and cortical malformations, A. James Barkovich
Hemimegalencephaly, Laura Flores–Sarnat
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
"This book is going to be a text of reference for neurologists and epileptologists no mater how many updated classifications of malformations of cortical development may arise." Infant & Child Development