Temporary and Permanent Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Status Epilepticus: Case Series

Atmaca M. M., Cakar A., Dede H. O., Bebek N., Gokyigit A., Gurses C.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.33, no.3, pp.507-514, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.507-514
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Acute periictal imaging abnormalities caused by status epilepticus (SE) have been reported in recent years. In this study, periictal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) changes, follow-up MRIs and electroencephalographic (EEG) features (e.g. periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges [PLEDs]) of 4 patients with SE were discussed. Diffusion restriction was the most common periictal MRI change (4/4) and it tended to resolve (3/4). Permanent MRI changes were seen in two patients. Patients with SE and periictal MRI changes mostly had PLEDs in EEG (3/4) and poor outcomes (3/4).