Brain Imaging After a First Seizure

Hauf, Martinus; Weisstanner, Christian; Wiest, Roland (2016). Brain Imaging After a First Seizure. Epileptologie, 33(4), pp. 223-231. Schweizerische Liga gegen Epilepsie

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Neuroimaging is one of the main pillars of diagnostic workup in epilepsy. After a first seizure neuroimaging is indicated in all patients but those presenting with a typical genetic generalized epilepsy. Emergency imaging is warranted if the seizures may be the symptom of an acute brain pathology. If the patient returns “back to baseline” at the time of clinical examination, MR imaging may be performed electively using a dedicated epilepsy protocol. Data on seizure recurrence rates over 10 years are still lacking for many classical brain pathologies associated with epilepsy. Novel imaging techniques may be helpful in detecting prolonged seizures and mimics in the emergency setting.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology

UniBE Contributor:

Hauf, Martinus; Weisstanner, Christian and Wiest, Roland

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1660-3656

Publisher:

Schweizerische Liga gegen Epilepsie

Language:

German

Submitter:

Manuela Pastore-Wapp

Date Deposited:

15 Mar 2017 16:44

Last Modified:

16 Mar 2017 06:26

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.92674

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/92674

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