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Focal seizures, early veins, and increased flow. A clinical, angiographic, and radioisotopic correlation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4220224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prominent early draining veins have been found in angiograms of four patients studied during an acute benign illness characterized by repetitive focal motor seizures and prominent postictal neurologic deficits. Concomitant intravenous radionuclide gamma camera flow and static images showed increased relative perfusion with a slight positive static uptake on the involved side. Follow-up studies showed no evidence of these abnormalities. These angiographic and radioisotopic findings probably correlate with the clinically observed cortical hyperemia as part of, or subsequent to, focal motor seizures. Alternatively, these findings suggest the possibility that vascular occlusions may be the underlying cause of the patients' illness.
P R Yarnell; D Burdick; B Sanders; J Stears
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1974 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-06     Completed Date:  1985-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  512-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / radiography
Brain Diseases / radiography
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Epilepsies, Partial / physiopathology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Veins / abnormalities

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