DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for lissencephaly

Lissencephaly [DOID:0050453]

Lissencephaly, which literally means smooth brain, is a rare brain formation disorder caused by defective neuronal migration during the 12th to 24th weeks of gestation resulting in a lack of development of brain folds (gyri) and grooves (sulci). It is a form of cephalic disorder. Terms such as 'agyria' (no gyri) or 'pachygyria' (broad gyri) are used to describe the appearance of the surface of the brain. Children with lissencephaly are severely neurologically impaired and often die within several months of birth.

Synonyms:  lissencephaly,  DOID:0050453