Putting the new ILAE classification of focal cortical dysplasia into practice in western China

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Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is frequently associated with drug-resistant epilepsy in both children and adults [1]. It is reported with higher recurrence rate after epilepsy surgeries compared to other etiologies such as neoplasm and vascular malformations, which raises the need for adopted surgical strategies for FCD [2–5]. In addition, the clinical manifestation, post-surgical short-term and long-term outcome of patients varies between different FCD subtypes [6–8]. Therefore, it is of great importance to report a reliable histopathological diagnosis in clinical practice and patient management.

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