Radiological Profile of Patients with Status Epilepticus from Rural Area

Abstract

Status epilepticus is a medical emergency associated with significant morbidity & mortality. Its aetiology varies with age, time and other associated factors. The present study was carried out with an objective to find out the radiological profile of status epilepticus. Out of 50 patients diagnosed on clinical grounds as status epilepticus, 49 patients were subjected to computed tomography (CT)/ Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan. CT/ MRI examination revealed normal findings in 16 (32.65%) cases & abnormal findings in 33 (67.35%) cases. Ring enhancing lesion (20.40%) was found to be the most common radiological finding and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) and calcific lesion (2.04% each) were found to be the least common radiological findings. Results indicate that in absence of suitable diagnostic tests for confirmation of aetiology, CT/ MRI helps in accurate evaluation of aetiology of status epilepticus.

Keywords : Status epilepticus, Radiological profile, Aetiology

Authors: Dr. Sanjay Jagtap, Dr. Suryakant Nisale, Dr. Makarand Yelpale, Dr. Basavraj Nagoba
VIMS Health Sci Journal: 2016; 3 (2):50-52 | pdf PDF Full Article