Lissencephaly: A Rare Neurological Disease

What is lissencephaly?
Key points
1. Lissencephaly is a disorder in which a baby’s brain in smooth and doesn’t develop folds or grooves.
2 . This disorder is extremely rare and may affect a child’s neural and mental development.
3 . The symptoms and treatment depend on the severity of the disorder.

A typical scan of a human’s brain will reveal many complicated wrinkles, folds, and grooves. This is how the body packs a large amount of brain tissue into a small space. The brain starts to fold during fetal development.

But some babies develop a rare condition known as lissencephaly. Their brains don’t fold properly and remain smooth. This condition can affect a baby’s neural function and symptoms can be severe.

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