Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is considered cause of many deaths in young people with epilepsy. We describe a 14-year-old male who experienced a prolonged tonic-clonic seizure, followed by respiratory insufficiency, and therefore requiring transfer to the intensive care unit. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) obtained 48 hours after the seizure revealed multiple and bilateral T2-signal hyperintensities. The follow-up MRIs (8 months) showed a partial resolution of the MRI abnormalities. As a "near miss" patient at the first seizure, this case offers several points of discussion.
|Translated title of the contribution||"Near miss" patient after the first seizure. from the pathophysiological mechanisms of SUDEP to the practical implications|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology