Tumori cerebrali ed epilessia: Descrizione di una popolazione pediatrica

Translated title of the contribution: Cerebral tumors and epilepsy: Results of a pediatric population

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Epileptic seizures as a sign of cerebral tumours in children have been regarded as uncommon. We have studied 130 cases presenting with a primary brain tumour to a Paediatric Oncology Unit; 15 of the 130 patiens (11.5%) presented with epilepsy and in 9 of them seizures occurred before tumour diagnosis; 11 had supratentorial tumours and 4 tumours of the posterior fossa; electroencephalography showed focal abnormalities ipsilateral to the tumour in 73%. Early surgery and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) were useful in the control of tumour-related seizures; nevertheless epileptic focus and AEDs also as prophylaxis may play a role in the genesis of cognitive dysfunction.

Translated title of the contributionCerebral tumors and epilepsy: Results of a pediatric population
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)333-334
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number125-126
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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