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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31821f5d14

Subcortical Low-Intensity and Restricted Diffusion After First Seizure in a Child

Cerase, Alfonso MD*; Leonini, Sara MD†; Franceschini, Rossella MD‡; Grosso, Salvatore MD, PhD§; Venturi, Carlo MD*

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Our purpose was to increase the knowledge about subcortical low-intensity images on long repetition time by describing brain magnetic resonance images of a young boy after his first spontaneous seizure. Evident in the epileptogenic area were transient images of reversible subcortical low intensity on long-repetition time, T2*-weighted, and b = 0 s/mm2 diffusion, isointense signal on b = 1000 s/mm2 diffusion, and restricted diffusion. Most likely, mechanism was axonal flow disruption with iron accumulation and free radicals production induced during seizure.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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