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An interictal study of partial epilepsy using positron emission tomography and the oxygen - 15 inhalation technique.
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Data from ten patients with complex partial seizures who underwent positron emission tomography using the 15-0 inhalation technique are presented. Decreased flow and metabolism are noted in the hemisphere ipsilateral to the EEG focus, but, in patients with unilateral foci, bilateral changes in temporal cortex are detected. Other areas maximally affected include the basal ganglia, and the cerebellum. The possible role of anticonvulsant drugs in these findings is discussed.
Adult, Basal Ganglia/metabolism, Brain/metabolism, Cerebellum/metabolism, Cerebral Cortex/metabolism, Cerebrovascular Circulation, Dominance, Cerebral/physiology, Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe/diagnosis, Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe/metabolism, Evoked Potentials, Humans, Middle Aged, Oxygen Consumption, Oxygen Radioisotopes/diagnostic use, Tomography, Emission-Computed
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