Chronic seizure disorders: Contribution of MR imaging when CT is normal

D. W. Laster, J. K. Penry, D. M. Moody, M. R. Ball, R. L. Witcofski, A. R. Riela

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Epilepsy
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Seizures
Arteriovenous Malformations
Neurologic Examination
Glioma
Thrombosis
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Laster, D. W., Penry, J. K., Moody, D. M., Ball, M. R., Witcofski, R. L., & Riela, A. R. (1985). Chronic seizure disorders: Contribution of MR imaging when CT is normal. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 6(2), 177-180.

Chronic seizure disorders : Contribution of MR imaging when CT is normal. / Laster, D. W.; Penry, J. K.; Moody, D. M.; Ball, M. R.; Witcofski, R. L.; Riela, A. R.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1985, p. 177-180.

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Laster, DW, Penry, JK, Moody, DM, Ball, MR, Witcofski, RL & Riela, AR 1985, 'Chronic seizure disorders: Contribution of MR imaging when CT is normal', American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 177-180.
Laster DW, Penry JK, Moody DM, Ball MR, Witcofski RL, Riela AR. Chronic seizure disorders: Contribution of MR imaging when CT is normal. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 1985;6(2):177-180.
Laster, D. W. ; Penry, J. K. ; Moody, D. M. ; Ball, M. R. ; Witcofski, R. L. ; Riela, A. R. / Chronic seizure disorders : Contribution of MR imaging when CT is normal. In: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 1985 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 177-180.
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