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J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1997 Aug;40(8):1173-1177. Korean. Case Report.
Joo JH , Seok EJ , Kim MJ , Seo SS .
Department of Pediatrics, Il Sin Christian Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
Abstract

Neuronal migrational disorders of the brain represent abnormalities in the formation of the neocortex caused by faulty migration of the subependymal neuroblasts. The neuroblasts normally migrate between the sixth and 15th gestational week and in doing so form the six-layered neocortex. When the migration does not occur in a normal fashion the resultant brain anomalies include lissencephaly, pachygyria, schizencephaly, hemimegalencephaly, heterotopia, and polymicrogyria. Neuronal heterotopia is a collection of nerve cells in abnormal locations as a result of arrest of their radial migration, improper formation, or destruction of the radial glial fiber. We reported a case of neuronal heterotopia with brief review of related literatures.

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