Journal article

HIPPOCAMPAL SCLEROSIS IN CHILDREN WITH INTRACTABLE TEMPORAL-LOBE EPILEPSY - DETECTION WITH MR-IMAGING

JD GRATTANSMITH, AS HARVEY, PM DESMOND, CW CHOW

American Journal of Roentgenology | AMER ROENTGEN RAY SOC | Published : 1993

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Hippocampal sclerosis is the most common lesion associated with temporal lobe epilepsy. Temporal lobectomy is effective for the control of medically refractory seizures in these patients. Before the advent of MR imaging, hippocampal sclerosis was rarely diagnosed preoperatively. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of hippocampal sclerosis in children with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy and the accuracy and reliability with which hippocampal sclerosis can be diagnosed on the basis of MR findings in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the MR images of 53 children (mean age, 10 years) with medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy. The MR images we..

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