Intractable epilepsy symptomatic of gangliogliomas: Report of a personal series

M. Casazza, G. Avanzini, G. Broggi

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Abstract

In the period comprised from November 1979 to April 1988 we observed 18 patients operated on for cerebral ganglioglioma in our Institute. In 16 cases the onset symptom was a seizure. The pattern was that of complex partial or simple partial seizures, in 7 cases evolving to secondary generalisation. In 8 cases the interval between the first seizure and surgery didn't last more than 4 years, in the other 8 cases it ranged from 5 to 40 years. In 11 patients seizures set on before the age of 15, in 3 of them they appeared in the first year of life. Epilepsy course seemed to have an unfavourable course in most patients while it appeared positively influenced by surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Pages153-154
Number of pages2
Edition64
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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