Journal article

Epilepsy and primary cerebral tumours.

C Kilpatrick, A Kaye, P Dohrmann, M Gonzales, J Hopper

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience | Published : 1994


Although the association of epilepsy with cerebral tumours is well recognized, the reported incidence of seizures and relationship to tumour pathology varies significantly. This study assessed retrospectively the incidence of seizures, relationship to tumour pathology, natural history of epilepsy and prognostic significance of presentation with a seizure in 120 consecutive adults with histologically proven primary cerebral hemisphere tumours including meningiomas. 52% had a seizure and most were at presentation. Seizures were more common with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA) (18 23 ) than glioblastoma multiforme (21 56 ) (p = 0.001) and seizure occurrence was associated with cortical invasion. 52..

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