Magnetic resonance imaging in full-term infants with repetitive focal seizures.

A. Rios, M. Goyal, M. J. Kresch, S. B. Rao, L. P. Brion

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Abstract

We report two full-term infants who developed repetitive focal seizures within the first 48 hours of life. Neither infant had predisposing factors and there were no abnormalities on a computed tomography (CT) scan performed on day 2 of life. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed during the second week of life showed a focal hemorrhagic infarction in both patients. We conclude that either an MRI or a contrast-enhanced CT scan should be obtained within 1 week in patients in whom the initial imaging technique failed to reveal a focal lesion, at which time a cerebral infarction can be diagnosed with greater sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-256
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association
Volume12
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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