Thalamic atrophy in childhood absence epilepsy.

  title={Thalamic atrophy in childhood absence epilepsy.},
  author={Chow Huat Chan and Regula S. Briellmann and Gaby S. Pell and Ingrid E. Scheffer and David F. Abbott and Graeme D. Jackson},
  volume={47 2},
PURPOSE Patients with childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) have normal clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. The presence of abnormalities in corticothalamic networks has been suggested to be the functional basis of absence seizure generation. We assessed whether structural grey and white matter volume changes of these areas occurred in patients with absence seizures by using optimized voxel-based morphometry (VBM). METHODS We recruited 13 patients with a clinical and EEG diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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