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Original Article
4 (
Supp 1
); S35-S39
doi:
10.4103/0976-3147.116443

Value of neuroimaging in epilepsy: An experience from Pakistan

Department of Neuroscience, Saad Specialist hospital, Al-khober, Saudi Arabia
Address for correspondence: Dr. Ahmed Bakhsh Saad Specialist Hospital Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Road, P.O. Box 30353, Al.Khobar 31952 Saudi Arabia ahmedbakhsh@gmail.com
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Purpose: To detect the possible structural brain lesions in the patients suffering from various kinds of epilepsy during the routine neuroimaging. Materials and Methods: Prospective study of 366 epileptic patients conducted at epilepsy clinic, Rawalpindi-Islamabad Pakistan in an outpatient setting. MRI or CT scan of the brain without contrast was advised in all patients to detect any underlying pathology. Results: A total 21.31% scans were found to be abnormal. Many cases of familial, idiopathic epilepsy and patients without any neurological deficit were found to have structural brain lesions, which might be responsible for their seizures. Conclusion: CT/MRI scan of the brain should be advised in all patients of epilepsy regardless of cause and type of epilepsy. The presence of neurological deficit should not be the sole indication for neuroimaging.

Keywords

Computerized tomography scan
epilepsy
familial
idiopathic
magnetic resonance imaging scan
neurological deficit
partial
surgery

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