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Brain MRI Findings and Distribution of the Findings According to the Age Groups in Childhood Epilepsies



Objective: We aimed to retrospectively analyze the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) observations and the distribution of etiological factors according to age groups in cases with MRI examinations for an epilepsy diagnosis.

Methods: The brain MRI of 606 cases from the 0–17 years age group were analyzed retrospectively, and the findings were evaluated according to the age group. 

Results: In 274 cases (45.2%), at least one lesion from different pathology groups was observed. The most frequently observed pathologies were parenchymal damage, hippocampal sclerosis, and cortical developmental anomalies.

Conclusion: An MRI is a non-invasive, irradiation-free imaging method that can be used in the follow up of epileptic patients to detect underlying pathologies and treatable causes of epilepsy.

12 Dec, 2017
e-Published: 18 Jan, 2018


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