Journal article

Myoinositol abnormalities in temporal lobe epilepsy

RM Wellard, RS Briellmann, JW Prichard, A Syngeniotis, GD Jackson

Epilepsia | WILEY | Published : 2003


PURPOSE: This study used magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to examine metabolite abnormalities in the temporal and frontal lobe of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) of differing severity. METHODS: We investigated myoinositol in TLE by using short-echo MRS in 34 TLE patients [26 late onset (LO-TLE), eight hippocampal sclerosis (HS-TLE)], and 16 controls. Single-voxel short-echo (35 ms) MR spectra of temporal and frontal lobes were acquired at 1.5 T and analyzed by using LCModel. RESULTS: The temporal lobe ipsilateral to seizure origin in HS-TLE, but not LO-TLE, had reduced N-acetylaspartate (NA) and elevated myoinositol (MI; HS-TLE NA, 7.8 +/- 1.9 mM, control NA, 9.2 +/- 1.3 mM; ..

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