Assessment of cortical maturation with prenatal MRI

Part II. Abnormalities of cortical maturation
      The fetal cortical maturation is a long process with predefined steps. Abnormalities can occur at different stages of cortical maturation, resulting in various malformations. They can result from disturbance in cell proliferation, cell differentiation, cell migration and in organization of the cortex. Analysis of the different abnormalities of cortical maturation is given with illustrations of the principal malformations encountered in utero and accessible to MRI.
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