EVOLUZIONE A MEDIO TERMINE DELLA SINDROME DI WEST: 102 CASI STUDIATI CON LA TAC

Translated title of the contribution: Medium-term course of West's syndrome: 102 cases investigated with computer tomography

P. Curatolo, E. Ottaviani, R. Cusmai, D. Pruna

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Abstract

102 children with West syndrome were investigated by computerized tomography (CT) for the assesment of the prognosis. The relationship between tomographic findings, evolution of the seizures and mental retardation was significant in the type with no abnormal findings, while it was poor in the types with ventricular dilatations, diffuse atrophy or agenesis of the corpus callosum. Treatment with ACTH was effective only in primary infantile spasms and may prevent mental retardation. CT appears to be a valuable tool in determining the prognosis of seizures and mental development and in considering treatment with ACTH.

Translated title of the contributionMedium-term course of West's syndrome: 102 cases investigated with computer tomography
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale di Neuropsichiatria dell'Eta Evolutiva
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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