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Epilepsy and developmental delays

Author: Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MD, Munich, Germany
Body Region: Brain, and Head and Neck

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 16-year-old boy presented to the emergency room after a generalized seizure. The seizure,
    witnessed by his family, was tonic-clonic in nature.

  • The patient was post-ictal at the time of presentation.
  • The parents reported that their son had suffered from seizures since early childhood and was
    taking anti-epileptic medication. In addition, he had developmental delays throughout childhood.

  • Since imaging had never been done before, non-enhanced CT of the brain was performed.