One hundred consecutive patients with complex partial seizures were studied by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computed tomography (CT). Thirty-four patients had seizures of more than 5 years' duration, yet neurologic examinations and previous pre- and postinfusion CT scans had been normal. MR imaging demonstrated surgical lesions of potentially therapeutic significance in four of these 34 patients. Two patients underwent surgery with removal of a thrombosed arteriovenous malformation and a glioma. Although CT has been found to detect structural abnormalities, its yield of therapeutically significant abnormalities has been low.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Neuroradiology|
|State||Published - Oct 2 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology