Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 23–27

Computed tomographic (CT) scans in cerebral palsy (CP)

  • T. M. Kolawole
  • P. J. Patel
  • A. H. Mahdi
Originals

DOI: 10.1007/BF02010628

Cite this article as:
Kolawole, T.M., Patel, P.J. & Mahdi, A.H. Pediatr Radiol (1989) 20: 23. doi:10.1007/BF02010628

Abstract

The CT findings in 120 cerebral palsied children are analysed. The 72.5% positive findings are correlated with the clinical types, as well as the aetiological basis for the cerebral palsy. The spastic type, 83.3% of the total number of children, had the highest positive findings. The yield was increased in children with seizures (91.3%) and those in the postnatal group (90%), as well as those with birth trauma and neonatal asphyxia (94%). The findings were those of atrophy in 30.8%, hydrocephalus, in 10%, infarct in 11.6%, porencephaly in 8.3% and others. The atropic changes and their patterns are explained. Treatable lesions, such as tumour, hydrocephalus, subdural haematoma, porencephaly and hygroma were identified in 22.5% of cases. It is concluded that CT scan is definitely efficacious in the management of cerebral palsied children.

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Kolawole
    • 1
  • P. J. Patel
    • 1
  • A. H. Mahdi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyKing Saud UniversityRiyadhKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsKing Saud UniversityRiyadhKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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