HMPAO SPECT in non-epileptic seizures: preliminary results.

  title={HMPAO SPECT in non-epileptic seizures: preliminary results.},
  author={Aditiya Varma and J. J. Moriarty and Durval C. Costa and Sveto Gacinovic and Ernst Schmitz and Peter Joseph Ell and Michael Robert Trimble},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  volume={94 2},
The diagnosis of non-epileptic seizures (NES) is problematic. Although diagnosis can be achieved by videotelemetry, these facilities are expensive and not widely available. HMPAO SPECT studies show focal hypoperfusion interictally in focal epilepsy. SPECT has not been studied in any detail in NES previously. Two groups (10 patients each) were studied, one with NES and one with complex partial seizures and localisation related epilepsy. SPECT scans were normal in 7 of 10 (70%) NES patients… CONTINUE READING

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