International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 523

Short Communication

Role of EEG and CT scan in partial seizures in children

Neeraj Jain
  • Neeraj Jain
  • Himalyan Institute of Medical Sciences (Medical College) Jolly Grant, Dehradun, India.
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Vibha Mangal
  • Vibha Mangal
  • Himalyan Institute of Medical Sciences (Medical College) Jolly Grant, Dehradun, India.
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  •  Accepted: 30 March 2011
  •  Published: 30 May 2011

Abstract

 

Seizures disorders are the most prevalent serious neurological disease. Partial seizures are the most common form of seizures in children. This study was carried to determine the etiology and intracranial lesions in children with partial seizures with prospective study through the period of 5 years. One hundred and seventy two children with partial seizures (>2 attacks) were included in the study. All children had contrast CT scan of head and EEG. About 70% of children had their first episode of seizure before 6 years of age. The most common type of seizures was complex partial and the most common lesion on CT scan head was ring enhancing lesion (56.07%). For diagnosis of partial seizures detail history and CT scan head are essential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key words: Partial seizures, neurocyticercosis, tuberculoma, CT scan.