Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Hideaki Kanemura

  • Review Article
    Epilepsy in Children - Brain Growth and Behavior
    Author(s): Hideaki Kanemura and Masao AiharaHideaki Kanemura and Masao Aihara

    The degree of behavioral problems associated with epilepsy in children is greater than would be expected on the basis of the existence of a chronic illness alone. Involvement of the frontal lobe such as atypical evolution of benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BCECTS), epilepsy with continuous spike-waves during slow sleep (CSWS), and frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) are characterized by impairment of neuropsychological abilities, and are frequently associated with behavioral disorders. In volumetric studies using three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), frontal and prefrontal lobe volumes revealed growth disturbance in patients with atypical evolution of BCECTS, CSWS, and FLE compared with those of normal subjects. These studies also revealed that in patients with shorter seizure durations and abnormal EEG periods, developmental abnormalities of the front.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.S2-006

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