Atormac
Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 2770  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed4176    
    Printed131    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded123    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal

 

 SHORT REPORTS
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 277--279

The significance of corpora amylacea in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy


R. Madhavan Nayar Center for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care and Department of Pathology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum-695011, India

Correspondence Address:
K Radhakrishnan
Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum-695011.
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 14571029

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) associated with mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS), mesial TLE (MTLE), is the commonest medically refractory adult epilepsy syndrome. Corpora amylacea (CoA) have been shown to be a marker of MTS. We compared 9 patients with MTS who had dense deposition of CoA in their hippocampi with 25 patients with MTS who did not have CoA. The patients with CoA were significantly older and they showed a trend towards having a significantly longer duration of epilepsy. The postoperative seizure outcome at 2 years was not different in the 2 groups. Our results could indicate the progressive nature of the pathology of MTS, probably indicating excitotoxic damage due to recurrent seizures, but they need to be verified by clinicopathological correlation among a larger number of patients with MTLE.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow