Lesions focales dans les spasmes infantiles

Translated title of the contribution: Focal lesions in infantile spasms

R. Cusmai, O. Dulac, C. Diebler

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Among 174 cases of infantile spasms examined by CT-scan between January 80 and December 85, 17 (9,8%) had a focal lesion without microcephaly. It consisted of an angioma (1 case), a cortical dysplasia (1 case) and porencephalic lesions (15 cases). In 11 cases with porencephaly, an acute event had occurred between 28 weeks of gestation and 3 months of life. In 7 cases, the lesion extended to the major part of one hemisphere. In the 10 others, it was localized either to the rolandic or to the temporo-occipital regions. In all the cases, the lesion concerned at least one of these areas. It involved the cortex in 15 cases but in the 2 others it seemed to only concern the white matter. The lesion was on the left in 14 cases. After steroids, the epilepsy recurred in 6 cases of which 5 involved the frontal lobe (P

Translated title of the contributionFocal lesions in infantile spasms
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)235-241
Number of pages7
JournalNeurophysiologie Clinique / Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988


  • focal lesions
  • infantile spasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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