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Definition

A form of focal cortical dysplasia, a malformation of cortical development that results in medically refractory epilepsy in the pediatric population and in adults. FCORD2 is a severe form, with onset usually in childhood, characterized by disrupted cortical lamination and specific cytological abnormalities. It is classified in 2 subtypes: type IIA characterized by dysmorphic neurons and lack of balloon cells; type IIB with dysmorphic neurons and balloon cells.

Acronym

FCORD2

Synonyms

CDT
CDTBC
CDTD
Cortical dysplasia of Taylor
Cortical dysplasia of Taylor with balloon cells
Cortical dysplasia of Taylor without balloon cells
Cortical dysplasia of Taylor, dysplasia only
FCD IIA
FCD IIB
FCD2
FCDT
FCORD2A
FCORD2B
Focal cortical dysplasia of Taylor
Focal cortical dysplasia type 2
Focal cortical dysplasia, type II
Focal cortical dysplasia, type IIA
Focal cortical dysplasia, type IIB

Keywords

Epilepsy