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Author Menon, R. N. ♦ Baheti, N. N. ♦ Cherian, Ajith ♦ Rathore, Chaturbhuj ♦ Iyer, Rajesh ♦ Radhakrishnan, A.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Epilepsy Research
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Nervous System Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Neurology
Abstract Cavernomas are well-known congenital vascular lesions with presumably high epileptogenicity. We report two patients who developed cavernomas; both were in remission from childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia following standard chemo-radiotherapy. They developed drug-resistant focal epilepsy secondary to cavernomas and were subjected to surgical/medical management. This report highlights the ictogenesis of radiation-induced "acquired" cavernous angiomatosis in the brain. Appropriate treatment, including resection of these lesions in selected cases, improves the quality of life in such patients. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal EPILEPSY RESEARCH
Volume Number 96
Issue Number 40910
Page Count 5
Starting Page 161
Ending Page 165