CT scan prediction of late post-traumatic epilepsy

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

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1155
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume45
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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D'Alessandro, R., Tinuper, P., Ferrara, R., Cortelli, P., Pazzaglia, P., Sabattini, L., Frank, G., & Lugaresi, E. (1982). CT scan prediction of late post-traumatic epilepsy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 45(12), 1153-1155.