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Lissencephaly is a rare, gene-linked brain malformation characterized by the absence of normal convolutions in the cerebral cortex.
The prognosis for children with lissencephaly depends on the degree of brain malformation, early diagnosis, and early therapy. Some may have near-normal development and intelligence.
Recent researches on lissencephaly have identified the genes which are responsible for this condition. All such researches help in develpoing effective treatment for the condition.
The symptoms of lissencephaly include unusual appearance of the face, difficulty swallowing, failure to grow, muscle spasms, seizures, etc.
Because lissencephaly is characterised by severe malformation in the brain's folds, it does not really work well with treatment. However, the seizures and other side-effects of the medical condition can be controlled with medication and other forms of treatment.