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Epilepsy in chronic subdural haematoma.
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PMID:  8213276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied retrospectively 143 adult patients treated in our department from 1979 to 1991 for chronic subdural haematoma (SDH) in order to identify the incidence of seizures and the necessity for prophylactic anticonvulsant treatment. Furthermore, after review of the literature, we selected an additional 879 cases for comparison. Results indicated a low incidence of epilepsy. Before surgery 5.6% of patients in our series and 4.3% in the literature had epilepsy, whereas after surgery, the frequencies were 3% and 1.8%, respectively. According to our data, antiepileptic drugs need not be administered prophylactically in patients with chronic SDH. But the situation is different for alcoholic patients, because they have a major risk of epilepsy.
G Rubin; Z H Rappaport
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  123     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-17     Completed Date:  1993-11-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Chronic Disease
Epilepsy / drug therapy,  etiology*
Hematoma, Subdural / complications*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / drug therapy,  etiology
Retrospective Studies
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