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CT scan prediction of late post-traumatic epilepsy.
  1. R D'Alessandro,
  2. P Tinuper,
  3. R Ferrara,
  4. P Cortelli,
  5. P Pazzaglia,
  6. L Sabattini,
  7. G Frank,
  8. E Lugaresi


    Out of 233 patients admitted for head trauma during 1977-1978, 93 had a CT scan examination within the first 48 hours. Forty-nine of these had at least one clinical risk factor for post-traumatic epilepsy. Ten of this group developed post-traumatic epilepsy. In all cases early CT scan showed focal brain damage, which was related more significantly to post-traumatic epilepsy than to risk factors.

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