Tuberous sclerosis and Down syndrome: A casual association?

M. Elia, S. A. Musumeci, R. Ferri, B. D. Bernardina, V. Colamaria, P. Bergonzi

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This paper reports on the clinical, neurophysiological and neuroradiological characteristics of a patient with Down syndrome unusually associated with tuberous sclerosis. In particular, epilepsy is investigated in detail and its polygraphic study and etiopathological factors are discussed The most interesting findings are those related to the presence of a structural abnormality of the rolandic-parietal cortex, bilaterally, in the form of pachygyria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • CT scan
  • Down syndrome
  • EEG
  • Epilepsy
  • MRI
  • Pachygyria
  • Tuberous sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology

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    Elia, M., Musumeci, S. A., Ferri, R., Bernardina, B. D., Colamaria, V., & Bergonzi, P. (1992). Tuberous sclerosis and Down syndrome: A casual association? Brain and Development, 14(4), 245-248.