Computerized axial tomography in chronic seizure disorders of childhood

D. S. Bachman, F. J. Hodges, J. M. Freeman

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Ninety eight children with chronic seizure disorders were studied by computerized axial tomography (CAT). Structural abnormalities were identified in 30% of these children. The greatest incidence of abnormalities was in children with focal motor seizures (43%) and in those whose EEG demonstrated focal slowing together with focal spikes (38%). The most common abnormality was either focal or generalized atrophy (13%). Only about 2% of the abnormalities discovered by CAT were potentially of therapeutic significance. However, the demonstration of a static process, or the finding of a normal CAT, may be quite helpful to the family and physician in certain children with chronic seizure disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)828-832
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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