Date of Defense
David Cowan, Biological Sciences
James Kiddle, Chemistry
William Theodore, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The question of whether brief seizures cause brain damage has been a focus of study for researchers over the last several years. This study focused on hippocampal atrophy in children with TLE. The authors analyzed the serial MRIs of 7 patients and used volumetric analysis to determine the extent or presence of hippocampal atrophy. Results indicated a non-significant trend towards hippocampal atrophy over time on the side of seizure focus. Implications for future research and trends are discussed.
Nieboer, Lori, "Do Brief Seizures Cause Hippocampal Atrophy in Children with TLE? An MRI Longitudinal Study" (2005). Honors Theses. 237.
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