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. 
Original Articles


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.


Medulloblastoma young children EEG studies 


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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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