Leão's Cortical Spreading Depression and the Somatosensory Homunculus: A Contradiction?

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Address all correspondence to Dr. Ludo Vanopdenbosch, Department of Neurology, University Hospitals of Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

Abstract

We present two clinical cases with presumed cortical spreading depression in a pattern which seems inconsistent with the classical drawing of Penfield and Rasmussen's somatosensory homunculus.

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