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The natural history of postoperative seizures.
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PMID:  7270268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The risk of developing postoperative seizures decreases with the passage of time after surgery. In the majority of cases it has fallen to less than 10% by six months but in some specific groups this risk is not reached until much later. Patients who had abscesses were however the only group with a continuing risk after five years. Late epilepsy occurred in 41% of patients suffering early epilepsy. The question of prophylactic anticonvulsant drugs is discussed.
P M Foy; G P Copeland; M D Shaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-14     Completed Date:  1981-10-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  AUSTRIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Brain Diseases / surgery*
Epilepsy / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  prevention & control
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