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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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

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Seizures
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography
Cerebral Infarction
Causality
Infarction

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

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Magnetic resonance imaging in full-term infants with repetitive focal seizures. / Rios, A.; Goyal, M.; Kresch, M. J.; Rao, S. B.; Brion, L. P.

In: Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, Vol. 12, No. 3, 09.1992, p. 252-256.

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