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Abnormal Cortical Development and Epilepsy: from Basic to Clinical Science
  1. SIMON SHORVON

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    Abnormal Cortical Development and Epilepsy: from Basic to Clinical Science. By r spreafico, g avanzini, and f andermann. (Pp 324, £39.00). Eastleigh: John Libbey,1999. ISBN 0 86916 579 5.

    One of the most interesting fields of research in epilepsy in the past 5 years or so has concerned cortical dysgeneses. In some series of chronic epilepsy, overt dysgenesis underlies 15% of all epilepsies, and more subtle forms might account for some apparently cryptogenic cases. This book is therefore timely. It is a record of the proceedings of a conference held in Venice in October 1997, within the framework …

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