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Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 185–188 | Cite as

Epileptic seizures in intracerebral hemorrhage: a clinical and prognostic study of 55 cases

  • Luigi Cervoni
  • Marco Artico
  • Maurizio Salvati
  • Roberto Bristot
  • Carmine Franco
  • Roberto Delfini
Original Articles

Abstract

Fifty-five cases of epileptic seizures associated with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage are reported. Seizures appeared as the first symptom in 23 patients, early (within two weeks after HI) in 18 and late (later than 2 weeks after HI) in 14. From the analysis of the observed cases we noticed that: 1) partial seizures were most frequent type (63%). These appeared mainly in cases with lobar hemorrhage above all; 2) development chronic epilepsy occurred frequently in the case of patients affected by late seizures. We compare our data with those reported in literature in order to highlight main factors which affect the onset and development of seizures associated with spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage.

Keywords

Epilepsy intracerebral hemorrhage seizures 

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© Walter de Gruyter & Co. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Cervoni
    • 1
  • Marco Artico
    • 2
  • Maurizio Salvati
    • 1
  • Roberto Bristot
    • 1
  • Carmine Franco
    • 1
  • Roberto Delfini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery“La Sapienz” University of RomeItaly
  2. 2.Chair of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Pharmacy“La Sapienza” University of RomeItaly

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