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CT scan prediction of late post-traumatic epilepsy.

By R D'Alessandro, P Tinuper, R Ferrara, P Cortelli, P Pazzaglia, L Sabattini, G Frank and E Lugaresi


Out of 233 patients admitted for head trauma during 1977-1978, 93 had a CT scan examination within the first 48 hours. Forty-nine of these had at least one clinical risk factor for post-traumatic epilepsy. Ten of this group developed post-traumatic epilepsy. In all cases early CT scan showed focal brain damage, which was related more significantly to post-traumatic epilepsy than to risk factors

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1982
DOI identifier: 10.1136/jnnp.45.12.1153
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