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Electroencephalographic abnormalities in non tumor hydrocephalus

Authors
Journal
Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
0013-4694
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0013-4694(62)90014-7
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. The EEG was analyzed in seventeen children with non tumor hydrocephalus in the absence of clinical and/or radiological signs suggestive of involvement of the cerebral cortex. Only one case had convulsive seizures. Three had positive histories of obstetrical trauma, fetal involvement and meningoencephalitis respectively. 2. 2. In sixteen cases abnormalities were found. These consisted of: ( a) asymmetrical, polymorphic delta (9 cases); ( b) epileptiform activity (5 cases); ( c) generalized abnormalities (4 cases). 3. 3. Some of these abnormalities suggest a (subclinical) involvement of the cerebral cortex, even in cases of congenital hydrocephalus. 4. 4. EEG differences from cases of tumor hydrocephalus, and some of the factors determining these differences, are discussed.

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