Paziente "near miss"dopo la prima crisi. Spunti per la fisiopatologia della SUDEP ed implicazioni operative

Translated title of the contribution: "Near miss" patient after the first seizure. from the pathophysiological mechanisms of SUDEP to the practical implications

M. Pezzella, P. Striano, C. Ciampa, L. Santulli, L. Errichiello, F. Caranci, S. Striano

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Abstract

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
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)225-226
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number138
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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