Electroencephalography, Doppler vascular scanning, and single photon emission computed tomography in a child with hydranencephaly and intractable seizures

Aithala Gururaj, Elisabeth Varady, László Sztriha, Li Al-Gazali, Abdul Rahim Al Suhaili, Waldemar Gorka, Michael Nork

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Abstract

In a child with hydranencephaly and refractory seizures, the electroencephalogram showed a flat isoelectric pattern with no significant slow waves or epileptiform activity; cranial computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, Doppler vascular scanning, and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) were done to define the pathogenesis of the seizures. The investigations were suggestive of a lack of significant cortical, subcortical, or thalamic structures with hypoplasia of the vermis and cerebellum. SPECT showed little activity in the base of the brain and cerebellum. The cause of the seizures remained unclear in spite of the investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-449
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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