Balloon cells in the epileptogenic human cortex of focal cortical dysplasia type 2b

Julia M. Nakagawa, Susanne Fauser, Catharina Donkels, Jan Beckervordersandforth, Marco Prinz, Josef Zentner & Carola Haas
Objective: Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD), a malformation of cerebrocortical development, is regarded as a major cause of pharmaco-resistant focal epilepsy thus frequently becoming object to neurosurgical treatment. Severe focal cortical dysplasia (FCD 2b) is characterized by distinct cortical dyslamination,[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]