Polymicrogyria (PMG) is a widespread cortical malformation frequently associated with seizures and EEG spikes. Its epileptogenicity is poorly understood. Nine patients with simultaneous EEG and fMRI were studied to assess the blood oxygenation level-dependent response to spikes. Sixteen of 18 studies showed responses, with maximum activation involving the lesion in 61.5%, but often limited to a small fraction of that lesion, suggesting intrinsic epileptogenicity in small areas of the PMG cortex.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2005|