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Lissencephaly

"Lissencephaly" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A "smooth brain" malformation of the CEREBRAL CORTEX resulting from abnormal location of developing neurons during corticogenesis. It is characterized by an absence of normal convoluted indentations on the surface of the brain (agyria), or fewer and shallower indentations (pachygryia). There is a reduced number of cortical layers, typically 4 instead of 6, resulting in a thickened cortex, and reduced cerebral white matter that is a reversal of the normal ratio of cerebral white matter to cortex.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lissencephaly" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lissencephaly" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 19 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2016
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