Long-term prognosis of early epilepsy in juvenile head-injured patients. Preliminary results

A. De Santis, F. Marossero, C. A. Pagni, P. Rampini

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Abstract

The authors present the results of a long-term follow up of 52 juvenile head-injured patients who showed early epileptic seizures. The purpose of this study is to stress the role of long-term prognosis in the early seizures and to determine in which cases a treatment preventing late seizures in eligible. They consider long-term prognosis as to be favorable. Late epilepsy occurred in 15.3% of the cases and responded favorably to anticonvulsive therapy. They suggest prophylactic treatment in those patients who had loss of consciousness immediately after trauma, recurring seizures, coma and/or surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1979

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De Santis, A., Marossero, F., Pagni, C. A., & Rampini, P. (1979). Long-term prognosis of early epilepsy in juvenile head-injured patients. Preliminary results. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, 23(2), 105-108.