Nonconvulsive status epilepticus as a possible cause of coma in neurosurgical intensive care.

@article{Kuchta2009NonconvulsiveSE,
  title={Nonconvulsive status epilepticus as a possible cause of coma in neurosurgical intensive care.},
  author={Johannes Kuchta and Norfrid Klug and R-I Ernestus},
  journal={Central European neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={176-9}
}
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) can occur in comatose patients without clinical signs of seizure activity. We evaluated the occurrence of NCSE in patients who were admitted to our neurosurgical intensive care unit between 1998 and 2000. EEGs were obtained from 158 patients with head trauma, spontaneous bleeding or brain tumour. Patients with… CONTINUE READING