Title

Absence of hippocampal sclerosis in children with multiple daily seizures since infancy

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics; Department of Pathology

Publication Date

2001-8

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Child; Child, Preschool; Electroencephalography; Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe; Hippocampus; Humans; Infant; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Neurosurgical Procedures; Periodicity; Retrospective Studies; Sclerosis; Temporal Lobe

Disciplines

Neurology | Pathology | Pediatrics

Abstract

We report a series of nine children with multiple daily seizures since infancy who underwent functional hemispherectomy that included en bloc resection of the hippocampus and the temporal neocortex. In all cases, the hippocampi were normal by conventional histology despite the fact that these patients had suffered from recurrent seizures over a long period of time. This observation suggests that extremely frequent seizures in childhood are not invariably associated with the development of hippocampal sclerosis.

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/088307380101600804

Source

J Child Neurol. 2001 Aug;16(8):562-4. doi: 10.1177/088307380101600804

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of child neurology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

11510925

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