Seizures in children with congenital hydrocephalus: long-term outcome.

@article{Noetzel1992SeizuresIC,
  title={Seizures in children with congenital hydrocephalus: long-term outcome.},
  author={Michael J. Noetzel and J N Blake},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={1277-81}
}
We documented seizures in 33 of 68 (48.5%) children with congenital hydrocephalus not associated with myelomeningocele. Mental retardation (MR) and CNS malformations correlated with seizure occurrence; age at shunt insertion and number of shunt revisions and infections were not significant variables in predicting seizures. Of 11 patients seizure free for 2 or more years on medication, six had therapy discontinued without seizure recurrence. Among those 33 children with seizures, 14 (42.4… CONTINUE READING