Journal article

Temporal lobe epilepsy subtypes, differential patterns of cerebral perfusion on ictal SPECT

SS Ho, SF Berkovic, WJ McKay, RM Kalnins, PF Bladin

Epilepsia | LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL | Published : 1996

Abstract

PURPOSE: We studied cerebral perfusion patterns in the various subtypes of TLE, as determined by pathology and good outcome after temporal lobectomy (as confirmation of temporal origin). METHODS: We studied clinical features and ictal technetium 99m hexamethyl-propyleneamineoxime (99mTc-HM-PAO) single-photon emission-computed tomography (SPECT) in four subgroups of patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) treated with surgery: hippocampal sclerosis (group 1, n = 10), foreign-tissue lesion in mesial temporal lobe (group 2, n = 8), foreign-tissue lesion in lateral temporal lobe (group 3, n = 7), and normal temporal lobe tissue with good surgical outcome (group 4, n = 5). RESULTS:..

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