Radiological Profile of Patients with Status Epilepticus from Rural Area
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Status epilepticus
Radiological profile

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Jagtap , D. S. . . . . . . . . . . . ., Nisale , D. S. ., Yelpale, D. M. ., & Nagoba, D. B. (2016). Radiological Profile of Patients with Status Epilepticus from Rural Area. VIMS Health Science Journal , 3(2), 50-52. Retrieved from


Status epilepticus is a medical emergency associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Its aetiology varies with age, time and other associated factors. The present study was carried out with an objective to fine 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 scan examination revealed normal findings in 16 (32.65%) cases and 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 absences of suitable diagnostic tests for confirmation of aetiology, CT/ MRI helps in accurate evaluation of aetiology of status epilepticus.

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