CT scan prediction of late post-traumatic epilepsy

R. D'Alessandro, P. Tinuper, R. Ferrara, P. Cortelli, P. Pazzaglia, L. Sabattini, G. Frank, E. Lugaresi

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Out of 233 patients admitted for head trauma during 1977-1978, 93 had a CT scan examination within the first 48 hours. Forty-nine of these had at least one clinical risk factor for post-traumatic epilepsy. Ten of this group developed post-traumatic epilepsy. In all cases early CT scan showed focal brain damage, which was related more significantly to post-traumatic epilepsy than to risk factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1155
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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