Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) 2016 , Vol 33 , Num 3
Temporary and Permanent Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Status Epilepticus: Case Series
Murat Mert ATMACA, Arman ÇAKAR, Hava Özlem DEDE, Nerses BEBEK, Ayşen GÖKYİĞİT, Candan GÜRSES
İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji, İstanbul, Turkey Acute periictal imaging abnormalities caused by status epilepticus (SE) have been reported in recent years. In this study, periictal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes, follow-up MRIs and electroencephalographic (EEG) features (e.g. periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges [PLEDs]) of 4 patients with SE were discussed. Diffusion restriction was the most common periictal MRI change (4/4) and it tended to resolve (3/4). Permanent MRI changes were seen in two patients. Patients with SE and periictal MRI changes mostly had PLEDs in EEG (3/4) and poor outcomes (3/4). Keywords : Status epilepticus, peri-ictal MRI, diffusion weighted imaging, periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges