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Massive Brain Asymmetry Caused By Gene Mutations
2012-06-25 09:41:28

Discovery could help lead to prevention of radical surgery in rare childhood disease Hemimegalencephaly is a rare but dramatic condition in which the brain grows asymmetrically, with one hemisphere becoming massively enlarged. Though frequently diagnosed in children with severe epilepsy, the cause of hemimegalencephaly is unknown and current treatment is radical: surgical removal of some or all of the diseased half of the brain. In a paper published in the June 24, 2012 online issue of...


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