La risonanza magnetica nella diagnosi e nel trattamento dell'epilessia

Translated title of the contribution: Brain magnetic resonance imaging in epilepsy

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The role of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in epilepsy, especially in focal epilepsy, is of paramount relevance. The aim of neuroimaging is to identify structural abnormalities needing a treatment, as well as to contribute to the definition of etiology. Brain MRI is altered in 50% of all cases of focal epilepsy and is therefore recommended by guidelines in these patients. MRI helps in discriminating between symptomatic and cryptogenetic forms of epilepsy, and this is important in the definition of effective treatments; the widespread use of MRI has led to a consistent reduction of cases classified as cryptogenetic epilepsy. In this short review, we present data on MRI in the most common cortical development abnormalities.

Translated title of the contributionBrain magnetic resonance imaging in epilepsy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalRivista Italiana di Neurobiologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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