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The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 11–15 | Cite as

Medulloblastoma in young children: some EEG aspects

  • Battaglia A. 
  • Franzoni E. 
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Abstract

EEG studies have been carried out on 17 children aged between 4 months and 3 years, with subsequently verified medulloblastoma. No abnormalities were seen in 2 cases, while a moderate generalised abnormality was found in 7 patients. In the other cases, posterior 1 to 4 per second slow activity often of high amplitude, was the commonest finding, being irregular in 5 cases and rhythmic in 2. No relationship was observed between asymmetries of EEG activities and the size or site of the tumour. None of the 17 children had seizures.

Key-Words

Medulloblastoma young children EEG studies 

Sommario

17 bambini, di età tra 4 mesi e 3 anni, con medulloblastoma susseguentemente verificato, hanno ricevuto studi EEG. Nessuna anormalità è stata vista in 2 casi, mentre in 7 pazienti è stata trovata una moderata anormalità generalizzata. Negli altri casi l'alterazione più comune era attività lenta posteriore a 1–4 c/s, spesso di elevata ampiezza; questa attività era irregolare in 5 casi, e ritmica in 2. Nessuna relazione è stata osservata tra asimmetrie delle attività EEG e le dimensioni o la zona in cui il tumore fu trovato. Nessuno dei 17 bambini presentò convulsioni.

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© Masson Italia Editori 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Battaglia A. 
    • 1
  • Franzoni E. 
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hospital for Sick ChildrenLondon

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