posttraumatic epilepsy


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post·trau·mat·ic ep·i·lep·sy

a convulsive state following and causally related to head injury; with brain damage either manifested clinically or ascertained by special examinations such as computed tomography. To assume causal relationship, the patient must have had no previous epilepsy, no cerebral disease, and no other brain trauma. The attacks should have started, depending on the severity of the wounding, within 3 months to 2 years of the alleged trauma and be of a type compatible with the site of injury and the abnormalities found on EEG.

posttraumatic epilepsy

post·trau·mat·ic ep·i·lep·sy

(pōst'traw-mat'ik ep'i-lep'sē)
A convulsive state following and causally related to head injury, with brain damage either manifested clinically or ascertained by special examinations such as computed tomography.
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In addition, new treatments, both medical and surgical, need to be developed for these patients with posttraumatic epilepsy that are refractory to conventional anti-epileptic drug therapy and are not candidates for conventional resective surgical therapy.
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