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 contribution||Medium-term course of West's syndrome: 102 cases investigated with computer tomography|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Giornale di Neuropsichiatria dell'Eta Evolutiva|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology